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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


At first I thought it was a butterfly, then a dragonfly etc etc

_AGM2566-2 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

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Jul 13, 2014 at 04:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Lovely shot. I envy your access to such insects.

For those who want to know more:

They are best known as Ribbon-wing Lacewings (Nemia costalis) but have other common names and are Neuroptera, Nemopteridae.

Together with the true lacewings, Chrysopidae, they are in the Planipennia part of the Neuroptera i.e. those with broad flat wings.

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2007/06/01/ribbon-winged-lacewing-2/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemopteridae

Harold



Jul 13, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Nice shot, amazing looking insect.


Jul 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Truly a different looking butterfly. Here in the "states", one only sees these at conservatories.
Great capture!
Dan



Jul 13, 2014 at 01:04 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Andy,

I must thank you for giving me the means to earn a credibility boost.

Yesterday my wife and I were discussing holiday options with our regular local travel agent. He is fully familiar with my interest in photography and with insects in particular.

The conversation drifted to insect-rich countries, and other countries of interest, including Turkey and he mentioned a "butterfly" he had seen in Turkey. He said it had long tails so I mentioned Swallowtails but he said he knew them and the tails were much longer. I mentioned the Ribbon-Tails and gave a brief description, only for it to be rejected. It had been a butterfly.

When I got home I searched for qualifying butterflies in the Turkish fauna and found none. However, there was one web page with an image of a "butterfly" which had been submitted and was identified on the website as a Ribbon-Tail. I sent my agent a link and he confirmed my guess as correct. I followed up with a link to this thread.

A week ago I would have been stumped for an answer.

Harold



Jul 16, 2014 at 09:49 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Nice one Harold, it's my pleasure ! Yes, our searches on google images came across the insect a few times and people were calling it a butterfly.

Now that I'm back in Tropical North Queensland I have posted if you would care to look.

Andy



Jul 16, 2014 at 02:22 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


cadman342001 wrote:
Now that I'm back in Tropical North Queensland I have posted if you would care to look.


I would love to but look where? Am I missing something?

Harold



Jul 16, 2014 at 02:52 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


sorry, new post I have added called "bugs from Cape Tribulation / Daintree NP"




Jul 17, 2014 at 12:38 AM
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cadman342001 wrote:
sorry, new post I have added called "bugs from Cape Tribulation / Daintree NP"


Thanks. I took a look.

Harold




Jul 17, 2014 at 06:13 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Amazing background,and beautiful insect.Nice shot.


Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Ribbon Lacewing in Turkey


Amazing background,and beautiful insect.Nice shot.


Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM





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