Nemoptera

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Nemoptera
Nemoptera bipennis.jpg
Nemoptera bipennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Neuroptera
Family: Nemopteridae
Subfamily: Nemopterinae
Genus: Nemoptera
Latreille, 1802
Nemoptera sinuata

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.[1]

There are three species in Europe:[2]

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

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