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Photo #15834: Agrotis ipsilon

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Agrotis ipsilon

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo, and identified by: Vitaly Gumenuk. Image redone at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2010-07-29 00:00:00, Moscow region, Ramensky district, near Khrypan' railway station, country house garden, to the light.

Comments on this image

24.12.2012 12:27, Lev Bely

Vitaly, obviously shouldn't, they make photos look much more interesting. Just I supposed that the beetle wanted to get its five minutes of fame, so did he posed alongside Agrotis. Finally he got them:)

24.12.2012 10:04, Vitaly Gumenuk

That is some beetle crawling, some Staphylinidae. They happen to fly to the light as well as mosquitoes, sometimes it's hard to avoid their being shot together with moths. Can they be removed later on in Photoshop, not sure if it should be done?

21.12.2012 23:03, Lev Bely

Spoiled Agrotis shoot:)

21.12.2012 22:35, Evgeny Komarov

That's right! Though quite alive. Lies not, crawls :)

21.12.2012 20:05, Alexandr Zhakov

Staphylinidae, I guess.

21.12.2012 19:58, Lev Bely

Wonder what is there on the right, lies like a dead.

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