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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 8 months ago
    1. Yes, that's what I felt :-P Posted 8 months ago
  2. Wow! That is just amazing! Posted 8 months ago
    1. I really appreciate your feedback Wesley ;-) Posted 8 months ago
  3. Excellent job! Posted 8 months ago
    1. It means a lot Ferdy, thanks :-) Posted 8 months 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 8 months ago
    1. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us Mark, I had no ideia that they were so widespread. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Only last week I decided to read about them. It is an amazing world. ;-) Posted 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
    1. I really appreciate your feedback William, always constructive and motivating ;-) Posted 8 months 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