Tony James

Tony James

Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on July 11, 2015


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Ascalobyas albistigma (Walker, 1853) An Owlfly

Ascalobyas albistigma (Walker, 1853) An Owlfly
Ascalaphidae - Wingspan: 90mm.
Well, the Leaf-Cutter Ants are large here, about 15mm long, so I assumed that their predators, Antlions, are proportionately sized as well, but there was some uncertainty because of the antenna shape.

My thanks for help with this identification correction to Ben Price, PhD, Curator of Small Orders, Department of Life Sciences, NHM.

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António Terra
António Terra
Stunning !!!!
2 years ago.
Tony James has replied to António Terra
Thanks Antonio. They are quite big for Ant-Lions.
2 years ago.
Tony James has added
Now corrected, this is an Owlfly, not an Antlion. I'm still learning new things, even after my years of interest in Entomology.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.