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Spoon Winged Lacewing  Bulgaria,Geotagged,Nemoptera sinuata,Spoon-winged lacewing Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Now that is stunning!
    Posted 5 years ago
  2. Great capture! Posted 5 years ago
  3. What a spectacular species, Wildflower! Species created manually. Posted 5 years ago
  4. Thanks, its one of my favourites too! Posted 5 years ago
  5. Amazing animals. I wonder what the tails mean for them. Posted 3 years ago
    1. I have no idea. The tails are actually the hindwings but they are not used to fly.
      http://actazool.nhmus.hu/48Suppl2/popovaut_1.pdf
      Posted 3 years ago
  6. This ones are very beautiful creatures* I'm chasing Nemoptera bipennis since a few years ago, and I know where they reproduce and flying season, but I never had the opportunity to be in the right place, and at the right time. They are on my wish list yet, for this year ;) Great capture and beautiful photo matching! Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! This was a lucky find. We stopped on the road and there they were, resting in the grass. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I've seen some records recently and they are usually photographed like you say, resting in the grass, or feeding over umbelifera. They are beautifully quite unique. cheers* Posted 3 years ago

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Spoonwing lacewings are large to medium-size insects measuring approximately .63 inches (16 millimeters) in length, with a wingspan up to 2.16 inches (55 millimeters). The body is long and thick, with relatively broad, rounded forewings. The hind wings are particularly long and slender and are narrower at the base than they are at the tips. The wings are marked with irregular yellow and black bands. At rest the forewings are held over the body, while the hind wings project toward the rear. The larvae.. more

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Nov 2, 2013. Captured May 24, 2013 20:03 in 597, 6571, Bulgaria.
  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO800
  • 103.531mm