A big insect (Palpares libelluloides)

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pendragon, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. I took this pic in southern France. This insect belongs to the genus Myrmeleonidae.

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  2. Very nice! I remember Palpares from Turkey and Greece. They are really huge.

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  3. Yep, huge they are.
    And they are beautiful when they fly, they look as a dragon but much slower.
     
  4. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Very nice. How big?
     
  5. Well, how to explain? Spread your fingers as far as you can. The distance from the tip of your thumb to the tip of your small finger is about its wing span.

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  6. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    That's a whole Octave!
     
  7. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    I would love to see one of those.
     
  8. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Dang, that's huge....
     
  9. SpoonFed

    SpoonFed

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    Jul 19, 2008
    Bay Area
    nice shot, but man it's giving me the creeps haha
     
  10. Those are really beautiful insects! Especially when in-flight, clumsy but beautiful!
     
  11. very beautiful, as well
     
  12. Awesome shot, it would be fun to try to capture it in flight, like a bird.