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Description:

Has the head and body looking like a dragonfly, rests with wings folded back and has antenna. Not a dragonfly, nor a damselfly.. crossbreed? :P

2 Species ID Suggestions

Enrique G
Enrique G 10 years ago
Myrmeliontidae (Neuroptera)
Owlfly
Glyptobasis sp. Owlfly | Project Noah


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7 Comments

RobinsonMike
RobinsonMike 9 years ago

i know this dragonfly,they are so smelly

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 10 years ago

It's an Owlfly (Ascalaphidae), they are very closely related to the antlions.
Be careful of it as it will bite. They still retain their aggressiveness even though they reached adulthood.

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 10 years ago

I learn something everyday, I thought the antlion larva was the adult!

dreamfalcon
dreamfalcon 10 years ago

wow - never heard of antlions before!

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

Well, that's just a guess. The one in your picture has almost butterfly-like antennae.

TanKianYong
TanKianYong 10 years ago

oh! its an antlion adult? i've never actually seen one.. until today! haha. thanks!

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

Four dragonfly-like wings and antennae? Antlion?

TanKianYong
Spotted by
TanKianYong

Malaysia

Spotted on May 15, 2011
Submitted on Jul 26, 2011

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