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Fishfly (Corydalidae, Megaloptera)

The family Corydalidae contains the megalopterous insects known as dobsonflies and fishflies.

Fishflies are sizeable Megalopterans, with a body usually larger than 25 mm. They often have long filamentous antennae, though in male fishflies they are characteristically feathered. The four large wings are translucent, smoky grey, or mixed, and the anterior pair is slightly longer than the posterior one.

The larvae are aquatic, active, armed with strong sharp mandibles, and breathe by means of abdominal branchial filaments. When full sized - which can take several years - they leave the water and spend a quiescent pupal stage on the land, in chambers dug under stones or logs, before metamorphosis into the sexually mature insect.

(attracted to MV lamp)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)

Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Excuse me please, you’re standing in my space by Mia S Borin

"Earlier this year we didn’t have many butterflies around where I live in the middle of Sweden, but now they’re slowly beginning to appear. One morning I was fortunate to come across this confident little guy!"

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Image copyright Mia S Borin and used with permission.


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