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For many Swiss the Valais is not just a region for skiing but also a bit of Mediterraneﾃｯs and Eastern European steppes combined :-). That holds for some plants and animals occurring there. Here is one of my favoreds, the Owly Sulfur (Libelloﾃｯdes coccajus (Denis& Schiffermﾃｼller), Libellen- Schmetterlingshaft. Ascalaphidae, Neuroptera).
These numerous warm loving animals are flying their rounds in May and June, constantly chasing insect prey or congenerics.
North of the Alps the occurrence of the species is disjunct in warm parts of the Jura mountains and the Kaiserstuhl (Germany). In Europe we find 6 different Sulfur species but the whole Palaearctis holds many more.
Literature: E. Wachmann & C. Saure, 1997. Netzflﾃｼgler, Schlamm- und Kamelhalsfliegen. Naturbuch Verlag Augsburg D
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very nice picture of this specie
i like this familie who i found also in Greece i have found differend specie's
thanks gr lou
- [2018-05-20 4:11]
Hi Dietrich,this is a common species in Italy too,but not in my region and i never meet this beauty. The pic is a masterwork,impressive sharpness everywhere,till on the top of the antennae,very very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Cette prise est superbe. Bonne nettetﾃｩ sur les antennes et bon rendu des dﾃｩtails et des couleurs.
Ciao Dietroich, great macro of nice spectie, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2018-05-24 11:28]
I never had seen such a strange insect.
Excellent image quality and interesting note.