Friday, May 28, 2010

A new antlion adult..or is it?

While we were sitting outside in the meadow this evening, watching for martins, listening to a loud mockingbird and just enjoying the peace, James noticed something moving in the grass. I scooped it up for a better look and watched it flex its wings. I was perplexed at first, then I recalled my recent research on antlions (Myrmeleon sp.) See how the tips of the antenna are clubbed? I checked photos via for antlion adults, which I originally thought this was. Well, the antennae of antlion adults are mucher shorter. So now I've decided this must be an owlfly (named for their big, bulging eyes), which are related to antlions.

Either way, welcome to the world!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

great picture as usual!! I hope everything is okay!!

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