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    • Ascalaphidae
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    • 蝶角蛉科
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    • Owlflies

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

May 25, 2016 07:53 AM AWST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

May 20, 2016

Description

Same owlfly as documented by @greglasley:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3238859
Notice the small rove beetle (Philonthus rufulus) momentarily "trapped" under the wings of this owlfly.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

flaviorocchi

Date

May 23, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 22, 2016 12:15 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 21, 2016 10:59 AM CEST

Place

Torino, IT (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 20, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Ascalaphus Genus Ascalaphus

Observer

mattiamenchetti

Date

May 20, 2016 05:57 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 20, 2016 04:59 PM CEST

Place

Roboaro AL (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 20, 2016 01:36 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 20, 2016 10:18 AM CEST

Place

Italy (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

jasonrgrant

Date

May 19, 2016 11:35 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 15, 2016 11:59 AM CEST
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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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