Owlfly from South Africa

Subject: Flying insect
Location: Napier, Western Cape, South Africa
January 20, 2016 10:55 pm
This quite strange insect came flying in (attracted to the light from my reading lamp).
Time: about 22.00 Tuesday 19 January.
Signature: Johann van der Merwe


Dear Johann,
This looks like an Owlfly in the family Ascalaphidae and it resembles this individual from iSpot that is only identified to the family level.

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