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Species Ululodes arizonensis

Owl Fly - Ululodes arizonensis - female Owlfly - Ululodes arizonensis - female Ululodes arizonensis? - Ululodes arizonensis Ululodes arizonensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia (Antlions and Allies)
Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions including Owlflies)
Subfamily Ascalaphinae (Owlflies)
Genus Ululodes (Split-eyed Owlflies)
Species arizonensis (Ululodes arizonensis)
Identification
The developed pattern of dark pigmentation in the hindwing is distinctive, and all four pterostigmas are dark. U. bicolor often has less developed dark wing pigmentation, and the pterostigmas of the forewings are pale.
Range
restricted sw. US (AZ) (TX-CA-UT is reported in (1), but much of this range has been re-evaluated as U. mexicanus). Also occurs with a more extensive range in Mexico (Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora, & Veracruz)(2)
Works Cited
1.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.
2.Neuroptera (Neuropterida)
John D. Oswald, Atilano Contreras-Ramos, & Norman D. Penny. 2002. Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento. Vol. 3: pp. 559-581.