Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   10184
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3023CD
Observer:   Manson A.
Date of record:   2017-03-29
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   327640
Species name:   Centroclisis vitanda
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 10184 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is a South African endemic, known only from the Easter, Northern and Free State provinces. It is characterized by the long male ectoprocts (as in the pghoto). It normally rests well camouflaged on bark, and is readily attracted to light. Nothing is known of its immature stages, but the larvae probably live freely in sand.
Date:   2017-04-10 18:05:14
Species name:   Centroclisis vitanda
Species code:   327640

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