Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Ascalaphidae
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蝶角蛉科
  • English
    • Owlflies

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Langfühleriger Schmetterlingshaft Libelloides longicornis

Observer

nicolascatassi

Date

July 2, 2015

Place

Fresonara (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

June 10, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

ericisley

Date

June 25, 2015 12:02 PM CDT

Description

06-25-15_MG_0839

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

royaltyler

Date

June 20, 2015 05:45 PM CDT

Description

Weird owl fly

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

valter

Date

June 26, 2009 05:52 PM WEST

Description

Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve

Date Photo Taken: June 26, 2009

Habitat: Cistus ladanifer

Info: It's a NEW species for Portugal!

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Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

enricoschifani

Date

May 10, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

mchlfx

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mchlfx

Date

June 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

thought it was Odonata until I got a good look on the big screen. John Abbott mentioned these in the beginning of his new book. Always wanted to see one. Now I have!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

dhalter

Date

June 14, 2015 08:00 PM CDT

Description

Butterfly-like insect. Long antennae. Wings fold flat against body, not out like a dragonfly.

Photos / Sounds

What

Langfühleriger Schmetterlingshaft Libelloides longicornis

Observer

yankele

Date

June 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

shaunmichael

Date

June 12, 2014 06:29 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-spotted owlfly Ululodes quadripunctatus

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 6, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Owlflies are dragonfly-like insects with large bulging eyes and long knobbed antennae. They are neuropterans in the family Ascalaphidae; they are only distantly related to the true flies, and even more distant from the dragonflies and damselflies. They are diurnal or crepuscular predators of other flying insects, and are typically 5 cm (2.0 in) long.

No range data available.