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

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Recent observations

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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

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

taniavaneyr91

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Era una libélula dorada

Photos / Sounds

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

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

magazhu

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

About 5 cm from head to tail.

Photos / Sounds

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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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

February 5, 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Langfühleriger Schmetterlingshaft Libelloides longicornis

Observer

jakob

Date

August 12, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

August 30, 2014 09:38 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Owlflies (Family Ascalaphidae) Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

After the program, I was putting up the insect nets and noticed this little tiny antlion-like larva! It looks like a young owlfly larva -- neat! :)

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

ericisley

Date

August 17, 2014 09:34 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

naturenut

Date

July 31, 2014

Description

first time seeing one of these

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Observer

xbejard

Date

the past
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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.