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Libelloïdes coccajus

Libelloïdes coccajus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-20 2:37
Viewed: 450
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Walking in Valais :
For many Swiss the Valais is not just a region for skiing but also a bit of Mediterraneïs and Eastern European steppes combined :-). That holds for some plants and animals occurring there. Here is one of my favoreds, the Owly Sulfur (Libelloïdes coccajus (Denis& Schiffermüller), Libellen- Schmetterlingshaft. Ascalaphidae, Neuroptera).
These numerous warm loving animals are flying their rounds in May and June, constantly chasing insect prey or congenerics.

North of the Alps the occurrence of the species is disjunct in warm parts of the Jura mountains and the Kaiserstuhl (Germany). In Europe we find 6 different Sulfur species but the whole Palaearctis holds many more.

Literature: E. Wachmann & C. Saure, 1997. Netzflügler, Schlamm- und Kamelhalsfliegen. Naturbuch Verlag Augsburg D

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hallo Dietrich
very nice picture of this specie
i like this familie who i found also in Greece i have found differend specie's
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-05-20 4:11]

Hi Dietrich,this is a common species in Italy too,but not in my region and i never meet this beauty. The pic is a masterwork,impressive sharpness everywhere,till on the top of the antennae,very very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hello Dietrich,
Cette prise est superbe. Bonne netteté sur les antennes et bon rendu des détails et des couleurs.

Ciao Dietroich, great macro of nice spectie, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-05-24 11:28]

Hi Dietrich
I never had seen such a strange insect.
Excellent image quality and interesting note.


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