Thursday, May 09, 2013

Libelloides coccajus or Owly Sulphur

Libelloides coccajus (female) or Owly Sulphur, Lambesc, France.  These little carnivores are similar to dragonflies in that they are diurnal hunters of other insects.  They are in the family Ascalaphidae and are distributed throughout Southern Europe.  If you look at the markings closely, they easily resemble a face or perhaps two stacked faces in a totem arrangement.

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