12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Big antlion in its natural habitat

An adult female of one of the bigger antlion (Palpares libelluloides) is layed on a thistle in its natural mediterranean habitat. It is a quite rare specie in Italy and its wingspan can be up to 12 centimeters

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Italy
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola