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Photo #15152: Lymantria monacha

Male & female

Lymantria monacha

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo, and identified by: Oleg Seliverstov. Image redone at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2012-07-04 07:30:00, Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny, city park.

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20.11.2012 18:50, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Yes, there are plenty of them. And the common, "academic" colouring is likely to be rather as #14150 has or of the kind. I usually happen to meet dark males mainly, but normally they shouldn't have been to.

20.11.2012 17:24, Peter Khramov

Melanistic male!

20.11.2012 14:42, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Male and female. Melanistic male is on the right, while female is on the left (females are usually larger and less prone to melanism).

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