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

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Recent observations

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Observer

tengumaster89

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

This little guy literally landed on our door at night.

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

d_b

Date

July 25, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

d_b

Date

July 25, 2015

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Observer

hydaticus

Date

July 24, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Date

July 21, 2015

Description

The insect appears like a dragonfly however, it has a pair of long black coloured antennae with club shape at the end of it.

Wings are transperant. Eyes are distinctly big in size.
Honey coloured abdomen portion set upside.

Not very active.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Four-spotted owlfly Ululodes quadripunctatus

Observer

brentano

Date

July 17, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-spotted owlfly Ululodes quadripunctatus

Observer

cgritz

Date

July 18, 2015

Description

At the first bird blind

Photos / Sounds

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

July 16, 2015 02:09 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

magazhu

Date

July 15, 2015

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Observer

a233t245

Date

July 9, 2015 12:14 PM CDT

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Observer

cthulhutv

Date

July 11, 2015 02:44 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Four-spotted owlfly Ululodes quadripunctatus

Observer

jackiebaum

Date

July 9, 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.