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Spoonwing; Duende

Nemoptera bipennis

Description:

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), In 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.

Habitat:

Spotted at a pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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8 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Thanks triggsturner

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Thanks Jellis

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Wow! What a great looking bug. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

Gorgeous insect and great shot of it

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Thanks Aaron G

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 4 years ago

What an amazing creature and wonderful images. :-)

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Thanks DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Beautiful!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 29, 2016
Submitted on Dec 15, 2016

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