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Owl fly larva eating a fly

Family Ascalaphidae

Description:

Owl fly larvae are predaceous, like the adults. They lie and wait for their prey with their large jaws wide open (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/100...). The closing of the jaws on a prey is apparently triggered by contact, and the prey is usually paralyzed within seconds by the bite of the ascalaphid larva.



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maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

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Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.56, Long: -49.24

Spotted on Mar 10, 2018
Submitted on Mar 11, 2018

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