Insect in the Neuroptera order. Libelloides longicornis is named "longicornis" because of the length of their antennae. The larvae live in soil, under rocks and plant remains. Adults are hunters, flying slowly and recognizing the airspace up to small insects that make up their food. Then they spear with great speed and skill to hunt down their prey. They are active in the middle hours of the day, in full sun. They frequent grasslands and dry and warm areas with dispersed trees andhigh vegetation. Occasionally they can be seen perched on stalks of grass, with wings folded over his body, in the form of roof, or by opening them to termorregularse - warm up - in the early hours of the morning, the moment in which is possible to contemplate its beauty.
Open bushland close to dispersed pine trees. Mountain terrain. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama.
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/400 sec., f/10, ISO Speed Rating: 400. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired