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Nemoptera aegyptiaca I've seen it in pictures several times, and today for the first time I saw a live one! it is so pretty!  Geotagged,Israel,Nemoptera aegyptiaca,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Nemoptera aegyptiaca

I've seen it in pictures several times, and today for the first time I saw a live one! it is so pretty!

    comments (6)

  1. Mind blowing, Yael. Thanks so much for sharing. Posted 5 days ago
    1. thank you! this bug made my day! :-) Posted 4 days ago
  2. Fantastic catch Yael Posted 5 days ago
    1. thank you :-) Posted 4 days ago
  3. Out of this world. Posted 5 days ago
    1. thank you! Posted 4 days ago

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Nemoptera aegyptiaca is an insect in the Nemopteridae family, sometimes called a Thread-winged antlion. Like All species in this genus, it is diurnal with an exclusively floral diet, preferring to fly in open spaces in full sunshine while visiting flowers. They can be recognized by their very long hind wing prolongations.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded May 3, 2021. Captured May 3, 2021 10:12 in Unnamed Road, Israel.
  • E-M1
  • f/9.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO200
  • 33mm