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Crimson-speckled Flunkey This beautiful creature was resting on the windshield of my car a few days ago, what a gift :-D Crimson speckled footman,Europe,Fall,Geotagged,Moth,Portugal,Utetheisa pulchella Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Crimson-speckled Flunkey

This beautiful creature was resting on the windshield of my car a few days ago, what a gift :-D

    comments (12)

  1. Lucky you! Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, that's what I felt :-P Posted one month ago
  2. Wow! That is just amazing! Posted one month ago
    1. I really appreciate your feedback Wesley ;-) Posted one month ago
  3. Excellent job! Posted one month ago
    1. It means a lot Ferdy, thanks :-) Posted one month ago
  4. Good shot. I'm amazed at how widespread the genus Utetheisa is.
    Species are found in almost every corner of the planet and yet I struggle to see the differences.
    I suppose this one is pulchella but it sure looks like our pullchelloides.. or even lotrix.
    Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us Mark, I had no ideia that they were so widespread. Posted one month ago
      1. Only last week I decided to read about them. It is an amazing world. ;-) Posted one month ago
        1. It is indeed Mark, every time I learn new stuff from the macro world I realize how little I know about these amazing creatures. Posted one month ago
  5. Windshield of your car. What a find! So colorful. It reminds me of party time at Carnival. I like the composition with reflective mirror too. Spectacular and eye catching. Posted one month ago
    1. I really appreciate your feedback William, always constructive and motivating ;-) Posted one month ago

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The Crimson-speckled Flunkey is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia. The wingspan is 29-42 mm. The larvae feed on Forget-me-not, ''Echium'', ''Borago'' and ''Anchusa'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Flavio
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Uploaded Oct 26, 2021. Captured Oct 17, 2021 17:28 in Avenida Dona Maria Lizardo Palermo, 1, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-100 Moncarapacho, Portugal.
  • X-T20
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm