Name it anyone?

Forums Out & About in Greece Around the Country Name it anyone?

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  • #158641

    The Grocer
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    quite pretty !

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  • #194501

    Alien
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    Absolutely pretty!

    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 đŸ˜•

  • #194502

    kiwi
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    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.

  • #194503

    The Grocer
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    Honestly took the pic this morning, yes it was the third effort !! :)

  • #194504

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Try this website https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/64566136 lots on here, it’s late and bedtime otherwise I would have a search. Maybe you can send it in. I think they call that kind of tail a sword tail.very unusual though.

  • #194505

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    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.

  • #194506

    Alien
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    Maybe it isn’t a butterfly or moth at all, but a dragonfly??

  • #194507

    kolofarthos
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    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: :)) :))

  • #194508

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    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. reb_bravo

  • #194509

    The Grocer
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    Well done Mr & Mrs Kolly, I think you got it !
    cheers guys…………………

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