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whats this one?
November 7, 2010
Found this lovely damselfly look-alike fluttering around our  porch light one late summer evening, quite late actually around 11pm. we’re in Powell river on the lower coast of bc. i ‘ve never seen a bug like this before ,ever..
curiouser and curiouser…
noni stremming

Antlion

Hi Noni,
This is an Antlion and they are frequently mistaken for Damselflies.  The larvae are called Doodlebugs and you can read more about Antlions on BugGuide.

Antlion

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One Response to Antlion

  1. Remirez says:

    The best way to distinguish an antlion or lacewing (Neuroptera) from a dragonfly or damselfly (Odonata) is the presence (lack of) long antenae. Neuropterans generally have longer, more visible antennae, often with clubbed tips. The antennae on dragon and damselflies is much less conspicuous.

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