Owlfly (Ascalaphidae) Animal Pictures

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Ascalaphidae is a family of insects in the order Neuroptera, commonly called owlflies; there are some 450 extant species. They are fast-flying crepuscular or diurnal predators of other flying insects.

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Owlflies are of the Ascalaphidae family.

An owlfly, a net-winged insect.

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Most owlflies are about 1.5 inches long.

An owlfly on a plant.

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Owlflies are often mistaken for dragonflies because they have long slender bodies and transparent membranous wings.

The profile of an owlfly on a plant.

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One of the most distinctive features of the owlfly is its long antennae