Nemoptera

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Nemoptera
Nemoptera bipennis.jpg
Nemoptera bipennis
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Nemoptera

Latreille, 1802
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Nemoptera sinuata

Nemoptera is a Palearctic genus of insects of the spoonwing family, Nemopteridae. 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.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus contains four species, three of which are found in Europe while the fourth species is found in Afro-Eurasia.[2] The species are:

There are some non-European species that were formerly placed in this genus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flower visiting Neuroptera: Mouthparts and feeding behaviour of Nemoptera sinuata (Nemopteridae)
  2. ^ Fauna Europæa
  3. ^ "Nemoptera lusitanica (Leach, 1815) synonym of Nemoptera bipennis". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  4. ^ Illustrated database of Neuroptera (insects) - Nemoptera karrooa

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