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It is not a damselfly nor a butterfly. Belongs to Neuroptera order (or net-winged insects) and it is related to ant lions, lacewings and owlflies (Ascalaphidae). It belongs to the family Nemopteridae or spoonwings. Larvae need two years feeding on small insects to become adults. Adults feed only on pollen. Their flight is slow and delicate and they have a circling flight to avoid walls when they are trapped indoors.
It is found in Spain, Portugal and France. Spotted at a pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama.
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired
Spotted on Jun 5, 2015
Submitted on Jul 14, 2015
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