Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dare to compare!

Photo by Ned Harris 7/11/2014

Ned and Linda went out 'black lighting' with Margarethe Brummermann and got some great captures. Ned shot this adult Antlion with an actual ant next to it for scale.* UPDATE: Approximately the same size as an Antlion, the adult above is actually an Owlfly. SEE the comment, too. Thanks, Margarethe.
(Click on the photo for a larger view.) Antlion larvae make those great holes in the sand. (Click on the link for the hole view.)
And for more beautiful flying things, head to Ned's flickr site.

1 comment:

  1. While we did see the very big antlion Vella fallax, I have to point out that this one is an Owlfly, in the same order, Neuroptera, but with a very different larval strategy.To read more go to my blog,