Owlflies - Ascalaphidae
Owlfly - Ascalaphidae in Sabah, Malaysia
When rest, their abdomen is extended above the stem on while their wings hanging downwards.
This is a Dragonfly-like insects with large bulging eyes and long knobbed antennae.
look much like
But they have
water. They lay
eggs on stems
crawl up plant
stems out of
from the cocoon
lays her large
eggs on the
appear to be
buds or fruit
Exceptionally long, knobbed antennae help to distinguish adult owlflies-which generally fly during the day-from dragonflies and damselflies. When they rest, adult ascalaphids keep their wings securely below the body at the sides. At the same time their long antennae are projected forward, and the abdomen is curved in an upward direction. Members of the family Ascalaphidae are capable of rapid flight.
Other Flies in found in Sabah
|Sabah has a large variety of insect species.
Butterflies are the most beautiful and conspicuous group that can be seen when strolling along the track in the early morning. Ants are everywhere.
The less conspicuous, less easily seen insects include beetles, moths, stick insects, bugs, grasshoppers, praying mantises and termites.
INDEX : Insects 24-1-2008 September 16, 2008 01:41:57 PM