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If you are lucky to meet this unusually beautiful insect, then find a convenient place for photographing; the model is totally cooperative and gets nice poses on different plants around, without having to run from behind.
Endemic to Greece. Found in xeric mediterranean phrygana and grasslands. Photos are from two close sites and the yellow color is given by Genista acanthoclada, one of the most common and characteristic plants of garigue vegetation.
It is said that Linnaeus had sent a collaborator to Kos island in 1749 to seek out strange and new species of plant and animal, and he recorded a species, unique -at that moment- to the world, named it "Nemoptera coa", and sent a description of the species to Linnaeus.
Lat: 37.95, Long: 23.98
Spotted on May 27, 2019
Submitted on May 28, 2019
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