Owlfly (Ululodes floridanus) - male flying
United States: Alabama: Tuscaloosa Co.
Tulip Tree Springs off Echola Rd.; Elrod
J.C. Abbott #2855
Rained a lot today, so only had a little time to look for nature.
Seen on building wall this morning. Also one seen on nature walk yesterday morning- hoping to see more of these guys around.
hanging on a branch in the rain
Found 20 larvae on a grass at Fort Worth Nature Center
Spotted some neat bugs tonight -- I'll spend more time later ID'ing them. :)
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.