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Owl Fly

Description:

It measured about 2.5" long

Habitat:

Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 4 weeks into the rainy season.

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4 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

I am in full agreement MJ. I think this is an owl fly. Thanks!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Also, I did some checking and there are some species of dragonfly that have antenna. There are also some species here in Costa Rica that are white. However, I haven't found a link for the combination of the two. I will look into the owl fly species for this area. Thanks!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Thanks Mj. I will keep checking it out. This is a link to an antlion adult I shot here a couple months back. This above spotting is the size of a dragonfly while the ant lion adult measured about half the size:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/863...

mjgierke
mjgierke 9 years ago

I think that is actually an antlion or an owlfly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antlion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlfly

LarryGraziano
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LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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