|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.
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, http://arizonabeetlesbugsbirdsandmore.blogspot.com/2012/07/net-winged-insects-and-strategies-of.htmlReplyDelete