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Owlfly

Ascalaphidae

Description:

Owlflies are dragonfly-like insects with large bulging eyes and strongly 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. The owlflies are most closely related to the antlions (Myrmeleontidae)

Habitat:

Widely Distributed throughout India. Very Active at evening & night.

Notes:

Images made at karnala bird sanctuary Panvel, Maharashtra, India early morning 15 Nov 2015.

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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 19, 2015
Submitted on Nov 19, 2015

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