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Libelloides coccajus

Libelloides coccajus
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-31 11:44
Viewed: 1125
Points: 18
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Hexapoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Neuroptera

Suborder: Myrmeleontiformia

Family: Ascalaphidae

Subfamily: Ascalaphinae

Genus: Libelloides

Libelloides coccajus, the 'Owly Sulphur', is a species belonging to the family Ascalaphidae subfamily Ascalaphinae. This rare insect is present in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The adults reach 25 millimetres (0.98 in) of length, with a wingspan of 4555 millimetres (1.82.2 in) and can be encountered from April through July in high grass areas. The body is black and quite hairy. They have large bulging eyes and long clubbed antennae. Wings does not have scales and are transparent, bright yellow in the first third, dark brown on the external side. They hold them spread at rest like dragonflies. They are diurnal predators of other flying insects. Eggs are laid in groups on stems of herbaceous plants. Larvae are fearsome predators too. They lie on the soil surface waiting for prey. Their life last about two years

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Ciao Roberto, gran bello, ripreso nitidamente con dettagli favolosi, ottima macro, bravissimo, buona Domenuica, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-31 13:38]

Hello Roberto,
What an unusual insect you have posted today, it looks like a cross between a dragonfly and a butterfly. It is actually very beautiful in color and wing structure. The wings almost have a fish net or web-like appearance to them.
Presented in outstanding detail and perfectly exposed. A real treat to view such a unique insect!! TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-31 13:51]

Ciao Roberto,
A beauty! Fantastic sharply detailed macro of this libel in beautiful bright colours. The details in the wings are really perfect. Good DOF.

Ciao Roberto
Che bello insecto! ottima macro, bravo!
Buona domenica

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-31 15:00]

Ciao Roby,mai visto dalle nostre parti ma davvero bellissimo,un esemplare unico nel suo genere che si distanzia da qualsiasi altra specie per originalita' e bellezza,qualita' al top come sempre.Buona Domenica,Luciano

Very interesting winged insect, Roberto.
Dorsal point of view shows all the features and colours on it extremely well.
Grateful to you for sharing this picture.

Ciao Roberto,
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Rara especie y maravillosa macro, Roberto. Un bello background tambien.

Hernn Bortondello

hallo Roberto
very good sharpness and nice details
the colours and composition are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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