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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

Date

July 26, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

June 21, 2009 10:21 PM CDT

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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saraj

Date

August 19, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

colleenm

Date

August 20, 2015 09:10 AM CDT

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Observer

gcwarbler

Date

August 9, 2015

Description

This owlfly was photographed near the window of a convenience store in Poth, TX. I'm not sure if this can be identified to species.

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Observer

javigonz

Date

August 8, 2015

Description

After some research I found that macleayanus was the only Ululodes species that I could find with accounts in deep South Texas, so I'm guessing this is one.

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

July 31, 2015

Place

Nashik (Google, OSM)

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Observer

tengumaster89

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

This little guy literally landed on our door at night.

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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d_b

Date

July 25, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

d_b

Date

July 25, 2015

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Observer

hydaticus

Date

July 24, 2015

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

nagendra_teki

Date

July 21, 2015

Description

The insect appears like a dragonfly however, it has a pair of long black coloured antennae with club shape at the end of it.

Wings are transperant. Eyes are distinctly big in size.
Honey coloured abdomen portion set upside.

Not very active.

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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.