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Straw Dot Moth

Straw Dot Moth
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-02 8:53
Viewed: 5290
Points: 50
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Hello All

my first post in 2011, one from my archive, i must wait a few month for captured insects this year,

Straw Dot Moth - Rivula sericealis
(Scopoli, 1763)

Wingspan 18-22 mm. The length of the forewings is 13-15 mm.

Relatively common, It is found in Europe, , this moth is also a suspected immigrant.

The two generations a year fly in may and July, and again in August and September.

Damp meadows and woodland are its favourite haunts, and it flies from dusk into the night when it is attracted to light.

The larvae feed on various grasses, such as False Brome and Purple Moor Grass.

Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon formed between grass blades.

Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota 
(unranked): Opisthokonta 
(unranked) Holozoa 
(unranked) Filozoa 
Kingdom: Animalia 
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa 
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa 
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota 
Infraclass: Neoptera 
Superorder: Endopterygota 
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata 
Infraorder: Heteroneura 
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera 
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Ophiderinae 
Genus: Rivula 
Species: R. sericealis

I am sorry, i have search all the day but i have not found more information about this speciesStraw Dot

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-02 9:23]

Hi Jacqueline.
I like your first shot in 2011 so much and hope there will be many shots from you here this year. Very attractive scene. Details of the ear and moth are ultimate and colours are lovely. BG is really fine in its blurriness and colourfulness. May vertical orientation of the shot would be better a bit but I am not sure. Kind regards and TFS.

Ciao Jaqueline. Your first of 2011 is a great compositive work. Good details and sharp.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-02 9:58]

Hello Jacqueline,
A fine macro of this little Noctuid moth taken from your archives!
Technically this is excellent with the POV showing most of its features in an interesting composition on the grass head.
This species is locally common in S. Sweden but I have never seen it.
Thanks and kind regards,

Bonjour Jacqueline,
First of all greetings in the new year. Nice capture, sharpness is OK, colors and DoF are marvellous, PoV is great - the only thing I'm not 100% satisfied with is the composition. By my opinion a vertical one would be more effective (Alex wrote he isn't sure in it. I am). Please have a look on my WS.
Tfs, friendly regards, László

Ciao Jacqueline, wonderful macro of lovely moth, beautiful blurry BG, good natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, I like a lot, Happy New Year my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jacqueline,
what an interesting connection between this moth and ear (I think about colours). Great sharpness and composition.
Well done,

hello Jacqueline
very nice sharpness pictrure with great details and beautiful naturel colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hallo Jacqueline,
une belle capture de ce papillon de nuit, très bonne netteté, belles et délicates tonalités.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne soirée
Ciao Maurizio

Hallo Jacqueline
I do not care if this one is from your archives because it is a very good shot! It is such a fascinating moth and it is the 1st time ever I see one of these. It is very well camouflaged where it is clinging onto the dried grass. I like the composition and clarity of the shot. Very good detail and colour. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family a prosperous 2011. Best wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-02 12:00]

Salut Jacqueline,un travail tres professionel! C'est tojours difficile les capturer si bien et sourtot les identifier..ehehe...tres belle composition et qualite' aussi.Mes compliments et bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-02 12:34]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very nice photo of this moth in beautiful camouflaged colours. Excellent sharpness, details and a very good POV.

bonjour Jacqueline

un superbe camouflage de cette insecte/papillon,
photo prise avec une belle lumière, excellent POV,
excellent focus netteté et détails, TFS


Hello Jaqueline,

an very sharp and nice close uo from this Moth with good blurred bg.
The Moth are standing free from the bg, well done.
Fine colors.


Hi Jacqueline
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-03 3:00]

Hello Jacqueline,
this is lovely. the camouflages is so real and the colours are so harmony and similar.
Excellent capture in good details.
A well appreciated composition.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-03 16:27]

Salut Jacqueline
Jolie presentation pour debuter l'annee.Excellent arriere plan et couleurs bien naturel.L'image est aussi parfaitement en focus.
Merci Michel

Originalidad con unos colores de gran naturalidad.
No suele ser la pose común de esta especie, ya que
creo que generalmente lo hace al revés.
Un abrazo Jacqueline: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-04 20:43]
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Hello Jacqueline,
You had to have good eyes to be able to spot this well camouflaged moth. Excellent detail and natural colors with a nice blurred BG.
I too will have to wait a few months for shots like this, as winter is upon us in full force at this time.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-06 10:08]

Merhaba Jacqueline,
alışılmışın dışında harika bir kompozisyon, tebrik ederim.

merhaba Jacqueline
your first shot in 2011 is very nice. this mimicric moth looks camouflage master. you nicely captured it on the tip of herb. focus, POV/DOF and colors very nice. also composition. thanks for sharing. all the best in new year.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-01-06 14:03]

Exelente foto muito interessante a composição de qualidade ótima belo trabalho de macro parabéns.

Great camouflage.
You have become a professional photographer.
Love to your daughter and grandchild and the rest of your beloved family from
Bernardete & Mario.
P.S. Looks like we will go to Europe this year... Hopefully we'll visit.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-16 2:04]

Hello Jaqueline.
Great capture of this moth. Good POV and composition. With closed wings this moth looks small indeed. Very well seen and TFS.Best regards Siggi

hello Jacqueline, very good composition and performance of this natural camouflage!
TFS Nasos

Hi Jacqueline,
Nice interesting perspective with good details. A well created soft image.

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