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Worm Winter
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זכות יוצרים: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
ז'נר: Animals
מדיום: צבעוני
תאריך צילום: 2006-10-08
קטגוריות: Insects
מצלמה: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/220 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
תאריך טעינה: 2010-12-01 18:53
נצפה: 6171
נקודות: 2
[Note Guidelines] הערת הצלם
These mating Amata cyssea moths commonly known as Handmaiden moths that are day-flying members of the Arctiidae or Tiger moth family and Subfamily Syntominae. They mimic wasps in their body and coloration. Even for a predator who does not get deterred by wasps, the occasional bright body colors usually advertise a bad taste, so Handmaidens flourish.

The genitalia are asymmetric in both sexes. In the male the tegumen has prominent lateral lobes. The valves have strong, curved, asymmetric processes from the base of the costa and are themselves asymmetric. The aedeagus vesica contains a row (or rows if it has more than one lobe) of small cornuti, some of which can become very long. In the female genitalia the ostium is set asymmetrically between the eighth and seventh tergites.
The well known nature Lover and Photographer Mr. Ram Thakur inform me the name of this little beauty, thanks to him.


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I think it is called Handmaiden Moth, Mr. Nandy. Have a look at this web page: http://indiabutterflies.tripod.com/moths/amata-delhi.html
Lovely image of these mating ones. Very sharp focus and nice rich colours. The droplets on them add a touch of pleasant surprise.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

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