Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   10181
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3023CD
Observer:   Manson A.
Date of record:   2017-03-29
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   327600
Species name:   Centroclisis maligna
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 10181 - photo: 1
VM-number: 10181 - photo: 2
VM-number: 10181 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is fairly common and widespread in the drier western parts of southern Africa. It is readily distinguished form other Centroclisis species by its reddish colour. The large robust three-toothed larvae live freely in sand and do not construct pitfall traps
Date:   2017-04-10 17:59:12
Species name:   Centroclisis maligna
Species code:   327600

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