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    • Ascalaphidae
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蝶角蛉科
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    • Owlflies

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Recent observations

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Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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entomo-logic

Date

July 20, 2016 09:23 AM CDT

Description

20mm with antenna

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Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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freiheit

Date

August 19, 2004 08:43 AM CDT

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krancmm

Date

July 15, 2016 11:33 PM CDT

Description

Female, ~27mm body length

ID based on BugGuide expert comment: http://bugguide.net/node/view/538583/bgimage

"The fore- and hind wing pterostigmata are different colors, a sure sign it's floridanus or bicolor (the latter only occurs in Arizona in the U.S.)" See 4th photo for close up of this feature.

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nicolascatassi

Date

June 15, 2016

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valter

Date

July 15, 2016 10:06 AM WEST

Description

Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve

Date Photo Taken: July 15, 2016

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ericisley

Date

July 9, 2016 10:44 AM CDT

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cmeckerman

Date

July 11, 2016 04:30 PM CDT

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Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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entomo-logic

Date

July 9, 2016 10:46 PM CDT

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What

Four-spotted owlfly Ululodes quadripunctatus

Observer

jaydubyah

Date

July 10, 2016 08:08 AM CDT

Description

Looks and acts like a small dragonfly.

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Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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chanddgreen

Date

July 9, 2016 01:25 PM HKT

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Four-spotted owlfly Ululodes quadripunctatus

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loriannkayaker

Date

July 8, 2016 12:41 AM EDT

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aletardi

Date

July 1, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

Owlflies are dragonfly-like insects with large bulging eyes and strongly 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.
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