Antlion

Subject: Unknown damselfly or dragonfly
Location: NE San Diego county
July 17, 2016 2:25 pm
Hi! Saw this beauty hanging out on the sunny side of my house for several hours. When it flew away, it was flying like a damselfly or dragonfly. It is about 2″ long, and at first I thought it might be a female dobsonfly but it didn’t appear to have mandibles or a wide body.
Signature: -LP

Antlion
Antlion

Dear LP,
This is neither a Dragonfly, a Damselfly, nor a Dobsonfly.  It is an Antlion, one of the Neuropterans that are related to Lacewings and Owlflies.

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