Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Ascalaphidae
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蝶角蛉科
  • English
    • Owlflies

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 13, 2013

Description

An owlfly (Ascalaphidae) at my porchlight.

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juancruzado

Date

July 16, 2014

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Square

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tiggrx

Date

May 4, 2011

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Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

October 2, 2014

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Observer

cgritz

Date

June 27, 2012

Description

Owlfly on passion vine June 27, 2012

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Square

What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

sindic

Date

May 12, 2002

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Square

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

npollock66

Date

May 28, 2013

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Square

What

Langfühleriger Schmetterlingshaft Libelloides longicornis

Observer

sindic

Date

June 29, 2004

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

jameswbeck

Date

June 19, 2010

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Observer

jameswbeck

Date

June 1, 2009

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Observer

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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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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.