Subject: flying bug
Location: southwest louisiana
July 4, 2015 9:34 pm
Hello, just wondering what type of bug this is?
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This fascinating creature is an Owlfly in the family Ascalaphidae, and according to BugGuide, they are:  “Bizarre creatures that look like a cross between a dragonfly and a butterfly. The body resembles that of other neuropterans, more-or-less, but the prominent antennae are clubbed like those of butterflies. Key characters:  Medium to large size, Clubbed antennae, Eyes large and bulge out from head, may rest in cryptic posture with abdomen projecting from perch, resembling a twig.”

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