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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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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

October 24, 2014

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Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

http://www.biodiversityjournal.com/pdf/5%281%29_87-91.pdf

http://www.smmi.hu/termtud/ns/ns23/173-188Abraham.pdf

Recently, it has separate Aploglenius latoreticulatus of Aploglenius luteus. This taxon has already been accepted by Catalogue of Life rev. 2014 and 2015. I can not implement it as a species, because we have to base Catalogue of Life rev. 2012.

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

nilutpal_mahanta

Date

May 23, 2015 10:22 AM IST

Description

An insect with long antenna and wings, of 5-6 cm in size

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

sarka

Date

May 3, 2015

Description

Found drown in a pool.

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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greglasley

Date

May 18, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

prajwal_ullal

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

Spotted this during the trail of Tungareshwar Wildlife sanctuary, it seemed to be dead steady stuck to the stem of a tree and was least bothered by our presence and flashing lights of the cameras. The hindmost leg seemed to be popping out of place and seemed a bit too confusing and strange

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

May 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

cowserclan

Date

May 15, 2015 09:12 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

蝶角蛉科 Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

May 15, 2015 12:32 AM HKT

Description

蝶角蛉科 Owlflies (Family Ascalaphidae) - Probably injured or dead. Size is about 6cm in length. I have not seen this pattern before.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

sindic

Date

May 13, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

Observer

sindic

Date

May 10, 2015 03:51 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

sindic

Date

May 10, 2015 04:48 PM CEST
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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.