Ascalaphidae

Pronunciation: [Aska⋅LAFF·i·dee]

Common Name:  Owlflies

Description:  Adults resemble dragonflies, but have long antennae with an abrupt knob at the end.  Predatory larvae resemble antlions, but do not dig a pit.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Long antennae – knobbed at tip
  2. Head clothed with long hairs

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Order: Neuroptera