Subject: CAN ANYBODY IDENTIFY THIS BUTTERFLY PLEASE?
Location: SOUTHERN SPAIN
June 22, 2012 4:45 pm
I photographed this butterfly on the mountains above Benalmadena (Spanish Costa Del Sol) early this week but I have no idea what it is and Googling ’Long Tailed Butterfly’ does not bring any results.
The photo shows the underside of it’s right hand wings and the very long ’tails’ which must surely help in identification.
Do these long ’tails’ have a scientific name?
Many Thanks in anticipation.
Though it looks like a butterfly, it is not. Rather, it is a Thread-winged Lacewing or Ribbon Winged Lacewing, Nemoptera bipennis, which you can view on the Panoramio website as well as numerous other places on the internet.
Wow, I had no idea it wasn’t a butterfly. Many thanks for your reply – and so quick too!