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Palpares libelluloides

Palpares libelluloides
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kurdish fauna [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-24 2:44
Viewed: 3547
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Palpares libelluloides is a species of antlion in the genus Palpares belonging to the Myrmeleonidae family.

Palpares libelluloides has a relatively large wingspan of about 5060 millimetres (2.02.4 in). The very broad wings are mottled dark brown. The males can be recognized by their long, delicate genital appendages.
The day-and night-active imagos can be observed from May to September. Their flight is usually short and close to the ground.

This species is widespread in the Mediterranean regions and it is mainly present in Albania, Belgium. Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Spain. It can be found in thickets and rocky slopes up to about 1000 meters above sea level.

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Ciao Durzan, sorry I cannot help for id, great macro of fantastic unknown creature, splendid sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Durzan! Nice to see a new photo from you!
Interessting photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness. The species is Palpares libelluloides

Hi Durzan,welcome back on TN after long time! We are lucky to have a great expert like Christodoulos...ehee..it give you the exact ID.The specie is very rare to see on TN,magnificent capture whit the best details and colors in a difficult position,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Two subjects within one frame and both exotic, Durzan.
Very goos captured in the existing bright light.
The winged insect has really beautiful wings with lovely shades of colours.

Ciao Durzan. Welecome back MF! Beuatiful colours here and stunning details for the interesting specie. Ant what intrigant spider like guest star!


Hello Durzan,
good spotting of this insect and captured with great clarity and colour.
best wishes.

NEVER saw this species before;....what amazing wings!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-24 10:28]

Hello Durzan,
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.I love the excellent clarity and perfect focus.Welcome back!Best regards Siggi

hello Durzan
very nice picture with good detailsand beautiful naturel colours
very nice bonus spider to
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-24 11:01]

Hello Durzan,
Nice to see a new photo from you.
Original species, I understand. Beautiful sharp detailed photo.

Hello Durzan,
really interesting photo of this unusual species. Perfect point of view. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Durzan
Wonderful capture of this interesting species.Great composition and light management,wonderful colours and great details.Thank You.
Have a nice day!
Best regards

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