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Offline Petrea

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« on: May 29, 2015, 18:25 PM »
Time for owlflies now. Observed a lot here in Sierra Almijara on Sunday. Two were mating and kind enough to pose for some time.

Back home to ID. Think  Libelloides baeticus. However, the wings of the lower creature are a much stronger yellow. Normal for females?  Unfortunately, the photo where both of them had their wings unfolded is not so good.  :noidea:

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 09:49 AM »
Lovely...... Owlflies really are beautiful aren't they......
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 20:45 PM »
I think you are right Petra, L.baeticus. I have seen L.coccajus in southern Spain near Grazalema several yeas ago  Possibly one of my favourite ever insect sightings.

Andy