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Subject: French moth?
Location: Gers, France
May 23, 2012 10:20 am
Fast-flying. Daytime. Meadow. May 13th. Can’t find it anywhere online but was obviously very common.
Signature: Jay

Owlfly

Hi Jay,
The first time we saw a photo of this French Owlfly,
Ascalaphus libelluloides which is pictured on TrekNature, we didn’t know what to think.  It has characteristics from several different insect orders, including the moths and butterflies.  Owlflies are actually related to Antlions and Lacewings.

Wow, thanks ; that’s brilliant and a fast reply too. Like you I was looking all over for it and had even considered dragonflies after exhausting what I could find on moths. Great to know what it really is. Jay

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: France

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