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Photo#980442
Insect - Haploglenius

Insect - Haploglenius
Patagonia Lake, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 9, 2014

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Insect - Haploglenius Owlfly - Haploglenius

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interesting owlfly
There is speculation on the BugGuide Facebook group (December 2017) that this could be a new species for the guide and/or a new record for North America (in the United States/Canada sense). One possibility is Haploglenius flavicornis MacLachlan, 1871--known from Mexico (Abraham, The genus Haploglenius from South America.
Natura Somogyiensis 23 173-188 - link).

 
link to image of H. flavicornis
Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Observations, perhaps a female with a plump abdomen. The leading edges of the wing are "tinged with brown" as mentioned in a key I found online. Seems to be lacking in the image here on BugGuide. The antennae sure look similar, for what that's worth. Very exciting find!

 
Comparison with illustration of H. flavicornis
I made a composite comparing the wings of this specimen and a published illustration of H. flavicornis:



It looks to me the projection on the forewing clinches the ID, but I think those with more expertise than I should weigh in!

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