Subject: Please identify
Location: Languedoc, France
November 4, 2015 3:37 pm
Seen in Languedoc, France in clearing on wooded hillside. Taken in early June . Localised, there were about ten in this clearing.
Signature: David



Dear David,
This delicately beautiful insect, despite its clubbed antennae that would seem to indicate it is some type of butterfly or skipper, is an Owlfly,
Ascalaphus libelluloides, in the family Ascalaphidae.

Many thanks for the excellent response.

Location: Langeudoc, France

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