Competition 2023 – Photography – 18 and over – Enrico Bonino – (1) Rachiberothidae (Neuroptera)

By Enrico Bonino

This incredible specimen belongs to the Neuropterans insect family. It is characterized by two spiny raptorial forelimbs (similar to the Mantis) and big eyes. This insect is embedded in a ~99 million-year-old amber from the Hukawng Valley, Kackin State, Myanmar.
Competition: 2023 - Photography - 18 and over
Insect order: Lacewings, antlions and mantidflies
Species: Thorny lacewings, Rachiberothidae
Picture taken in: Belgium

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