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Genus Ascaloptynx

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia (Antlions and Owlflies)
Family Ascalaphidae (Owlflies)
Genus Ascaloptynx
Explanation of Names
Ascaloptynx Banks 1915.
A single species in our area(1). Appears to be a monotypic genus. Two species listed by GBIF, appendiculata and oligocenicus, a fossil species from the Oligocene of France.
Wingspan ~70 mm
Similar to Ululodes, but eyes not grooved; all wings stalked
s. US north to VA & MO, west to AZ(1)
A member of the subfamily Haplogleniinae Newman 1853, that contains 2 genera in our area and ~100 spp. in 15 genera total (distributed worldwide except Europe and Australia) (King 2010). The other North American member of the subfamily is genus Ascalobyas.
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.