Nemoptera is a Palearctic genus of insects of the family Nemopteridae or spoonwings. All species are diurnal with an exclusively floral diet, preferring to fly in open spaces in full sunshine while visiting flowers. They can be recognized by their very long hind wing prolongations.
There are three species in Europe:
- Nemoptera bipennis (Illiger, 1812), syn. Nemoptera lusitanica (Leach, 1815)
- Nemoptera coa (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Nemoptera sinuata Olivier, 1811
There are some non-European species that were formerly placed in this genus.
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