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??? - Ululodes macleayanus

??? - Ululodes macleayanus
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
May 20, 2006
This guy was moving his abdomen around. I don't know whether he was trying to attract bugs or a mate, or something else. The end segments of his abdomen aren't visible in this shot because he was moving it around below him at the time.

Thanks for the help!

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??? - Ululodes macleayanus ??? - Ululodes macleayanus

Moved from Owlflies.

#53003 Identification -- Ululodes macleayanus
This is an adult of the owlfly Ululodes macleayanus (Guilding, 1825).

Hi Andrew,

Your creature there is an Owlfly, family Ascalaphidae. Might be genus Ululodes. Strange little beasts distantly related to lacewings and ant-lions. Not much else has such ridiculous antennae...

Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
World Birding Center
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
956-584-9156 x 236

like an owlfly.


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