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Yellow Owl-fly - Suhpalacsa flavipes

Family Ascalaphidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Owl-flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Female, body length 45mm 
This Owl-fly is black in colour with yellow markings. Head and legs are pale yellow with dark grey eyes. On wings the pterostigma is lemon yellow, in hindwings the pterostigma is yellow with dark basal spot. Wings are relative broad.
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We found this Owl-fly once in Karawatha forest on Dec 2007. 

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We found two Yellow Owl-fly males in Boondall Wetlands on 28 Nov 2009. 
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Different species of Owl-flies look very similar. In the field we recognize this Yellow Owl-fly by its yellow legs and yellow pterostigma (the yellow dot near the wing tips).  
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This is the second one we found  in Boondall Wetlands on 28 Nov 2009.
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1. Revision of the Australian Ascalaphidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) - New, T.R. (1984). Aust. J. Zool. Suppl. 100: 1-86.

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