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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

ericisley

Date

August 17, 2014 09:34 AM CDT

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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

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

brentano

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

Photos taken on cellphone at Moth Week event. Sorry for quality.

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

brentano

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

Someone called it four spotted owl fly.
Photos taken on cellphone at Moth Week event. Sorry for quality.

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Observer

hydaticus

Date

July 26, 2014

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Observer

harumkoh

Date

July 19, 2014 02:31 PM JST

Description

ツノトンボ.

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Observer

mayfly1963

Date

July 15, 2014

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What

Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 14, 2014

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Observer

basskatie

Date

July 2, 2014

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What

Owly Sulphur Libelloides coccajus

Observer

ilmadonita

Date

June 8, 2014

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Observer

jessicaw

Date

June 24, 2014
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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.