May 23, 2015 at 8:07 am #158641
May 23, 2015 at 8:30 am #194501
Ha, ha, probably you want to know the name of this beauty. No idea.
How long or how many pictures did you make before this one????
When I want pics of butterflies etc. they always close the wings 😕
May 23, 2015 at 11:03 am #194502
I think it’s a type of moth. It also looks unreal. Did you take the pic grocer? In Greece I met a guy in Thess who catalogued thousands of species of Greek butterfly. Poor guy didn’t have a degree and he was shunned, but I saw the book he made and it was amazing.
May 23, 2015 at 11:37 am #194503
Honestly took the pic this morning, yes it was the third effort !!
May 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm #194504
May 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm #194505
Any luck grocer? At least you can be proud of your skills. Maybe get some more butterfly and nature shots as good, and make into a calendar for presents at Christmas etc.
May 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm #194506
Maybe it isn’t a butterfly or moth at all, but a dragonfly??
May 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm #194507
Wish I could claim to have spotted what it is but cannot and must give credit to Mrs Kolly too – if we are correct.
As I looked closely at the photo I thought it did not look like a butterfly or moth but more like a dragonfly with vestigial wings. However I could not find any photos that were similar. Mrs K with her old fashioned method (a hard copy forerunner of the World wide web) wondered if it might be a damsel fly but no……
Moreover she possible came up with the goods identifying it probably as a lacewing, shown in the Collins gem insect book as a Nemoptera sinuata. Prevalent in SE Europe in May, 70mm long with wingspan of 60mm.
Picture I found links to a web page with a slight variation called a spoonwing or threadwing and you can see it at http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/06/21/spoonwing/ seemingly the ‘second’ wings are not vestigial wings at all!
That site does throw up a few doubts as there is another lacewing very similar and visually is the same.
…….so a bit inconclusive after all that but it seems to be not a butterfly!
Hey see that Alien stealing some of my thunder whilst I’m busy doing all that research ic_shock :nod: :)) :))
May 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm #194508
Definitely the same looking picture Kolly. I was also searching under dragonflies but had no results. It was a good learning experience though. Thanks grocer for the chance to expand our minds.
May 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm #194509
Well done Mr & Mrs Kolly, I think you got it !
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