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

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Recent observations

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cgritz

Date

June 27, 2012

Description

Owlfly on passion vine June 27, 2012

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What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

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sindic

Date

May 12, 2002

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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npollock66

Date

May 28, 2013

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What

Langfühleriger Schmetterlingshaft Libelloides longicornis

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sindic

Date

June 29, 2004

Place

(Somewhere...)

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jameswbeck

Date

June 19, 2010

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jameswbeck

Date

June 1, 2009

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jakob

Date

December 3, 2014

Description

Caught at dawn with mist net set for bats.

Note the eyes that are differentiated into 2 parts, which is characteristic for owl flies.

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What

Owlfly (Ululodes macleayanus) Ululodes macleayanus

Observer

ncowey

Date

September 9, 2008

Description

Owlfly larvae hatching from eggs attached to a stem

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

October 26, 2014 07:14 AM IST

Description

Location: Forest Track, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 26th October 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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magazhu

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

About 5 cm from head to tail.

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What

Glyptobasis sp. Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

kadavoor

Date

September 29, 2014

Description

I found four owlflies attracted to the light in the evening. Two of them are eaten by common house gecko; collected the remaining two as my camera was not with me. This is the first time I am photographing captured specimens. Pic 1 and 2 are different views of specimen 1. Pic 3 is of other specimen, bigger than specimen 1. I think they are male and female. Captured on 29 September 2014 at Parappa, Kasaragod, Kerala, India.

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nicoolejnik

Date

February 5, 2010
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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.