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Larger Balkan Spoon-winged Lacewing

Nemoptera sinuata

Description:

Spoon-winged lacewings have an extraordinary appearance and are easily recognized by their ribbon or thread like hind wings which are much longer than the fore wings. They fly in bright sunshine visiting flowers to collect pollen using their specially adapted mouthparts.

Habitat:

Meadow in mount Chortiatis (Thessaloniki, Greece).

Notes:

A Balkan-Anatolian species.

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15 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks Kostas!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Dear Daniele, there is already an id suggestion by 3 PN members for the correct species. I will add a comment according to your suggestion. Thank you!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you for this comment Kostas! You should leave a comment on that other spotting, with a reference if you have one.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Daniele! I think it is first time on PN. The previous spotting is about Nemoptera coa (a species endemic only to Greece) mistakenly identified as Nemoptera sinuata.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Beautiful Kostas! Second time only on Project Noah for this endemic species.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Never mind my friend! Thanks again!
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कभी मेरे दोस्त मन! फिर से धन्यवाद!

Συγγνώμη αδελφός, ήμουν σε σύγχυση. Μου φαινόταν σαν μια πεταλούδα με την πρώτη ματιά. αυτό είναι δικό μου λάθος που δεν το βλέπω με προσοχή. Είναι επίσης πολύ όμορφο.
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Sorry brother, I was confused. It seemed me like a butterfly at first glance. This was my fault that I did not see it carefully. It is also very beautiful.
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क्षमा करें भाई, मैं भ्रमित हो गया था। यह मुझे पहली नज़र में एक तितली की तरह दिखाई दिया। यह मेरी गलती है कि मैंने इसे ध्यान से नहीं देखा था। यह भी बहुत सुंदर है।

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Dear Raavendra thank you very much for your kind words. I'm not sure that I understood very well your comment. This is not a butterfly (lepidoptera). It is an insect from the order of Neuroptera.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you so much Nick and Irina.

NickKing
NickKing 4 years ago

What an amazing creature, great spotting!

KostasZontanos sir, you spotted a captivating butterfly. I love butterflies very much. Welldone.
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श्रीमन् आपने एक आकर्षक तितली की तस्वीर ली है। मुझे तितलियाँ बहुत पसंद हैं।

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 4 years ago

Great photos!Amazing!Beautiful!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Polilla!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you triggsturner.

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Nice one Kostas!

KostasZontanos
Spotted by
KostasZontanos

Μακεδονία - Θράκη, Greece

Spotted on Jun 5, 2016
Submitted on Jun 6, 2016

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