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Photo#420408
Owlfly larvae - Ascaloptynx appendiculata

Owlfly larvae - Ascaloptynx appendiculata
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
October 13, 2009
Size: 7/10"
This was found in the Tuskegee National Forrest in southern Lee county, Alabama. I found the larvae in under a large rock in an old campsite I found while hiking. The general area was a dirt lot(mainly Alabama clay and sandstone), but the woods in the area are a mixture of southern long-leaf pines, oaks and a few maples. There are several creeks and ponds in the area. There is a large diversity in plant and animal like.

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Owlfly larvae - Ascaloptynx appendiculata Owlfly larvae - Ascaloptynx appendiculata

#420408 Identification – Ascaloptynx appendiculata
Identification confirmed. Probably a mature, third instar, larva. Please provide in a note some details about the microhabitat in which the larva was found.

nice -- thanks for sharing
how was it identified to species? is this the only owlfly in your area?

 
Yeah, this is the only specie
Yeah, this is the only species I have seen in the area.

 
ID confirmed by J.D. Oswald:
"Yes, the ID is correct. Please request that the photographer provide in a note more detailed information about the microhabitat in which the larva was found."

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