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Owlfly - Ascaloptynx appendiculata - male

Owlfly - Ascaloptynx appendiculata - Male
Montongo, Drew County, Arkansas, USA
June 14, 2013
Size: about 2 inches
Seen in a cutover, planted with pine trees. Perched on vegetation. Time was 8:30am

Moved from Ascaloptynx.

Moved from Owlflies.

Ascaloptynx sp., male. Right now the only valid recognized species in this genus is appendiculatus, but I am revising it and there may be more.

I might have more pictures. They are not very clear. What area of the specimen do you need the most for a proper ID?

no name yet
Usually dorsum of the thorax and abdomen, wing tips and abdomen apex are used to figure out many owlfly species. For now, for this species, distribution is enough. I am currently working out the species divisions for this genus and once that is done the nomenclature will follow. Then I can provide a name.

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