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|I shot this Handmaiden Moth with my new equipment (Nikon D7200 + Nikkor 40mm micro) at a very strange location on the boundary wall of my school. The wall has spaced out shallow arches and this Moth was sticking up-side-down on one of the arches in such a way that I was directly under it and a few inches away. Since it was in the shade of a canopy of trees, I used fill-flash to capture it. Here it is and I hope you like it.|
Amata bicincta is a species of moth in the genus Amata (or Syntomis) of the subfamily Arctiinae ("woolly bears" or "tiger moths"). It is also known as nine-spotted moth and handmaiden moth. It is a common day-flying warningly colored moth. The adult is unpalatable to birds and other predators. It is found in the north-western Himalayas, Sikkim, Khasis and Bangladesh,
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Lovely shape and colors of the wings.
- [2018-10-11 14:36]
Hi Ram.perfect capture of this beautiful moth,the red wall in background give us the possibility to see the transparent zones of its wings,excellent sharpness too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic moth, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio