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Owlfly

Libelloides longicornis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Open bushland close to dispersed pine trees. Mountain terrain. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama.

Notes:

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

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 10 months ago

Thanks a lot Daniele. It is great to be nominated.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Angel!

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.74, Long: -4.09

Spotted on Jun 29, 2016
Submitted on Dec 16, 2016

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