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An insect with no name?

When i first started looking this insect up, I could not find its common name... - and no, its not a dragonfly. I later found out it is an insect in the order Neuroptera, and generally called an owlfly.

They adults resemble dragonflies, but can easily be distinguished by the readily apparent elongate and knobbed antennae. In fact, they are regarded as being closely related to Ant-lions.

However, their larvae, whilst resembling that of ant-lions, do not live in sand pits in the ground, but rather in the leaf litter. Here they wait and hunt for small soft-bodied invertebrates from whose bodies they suck out all the fluid. yum yum.


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