Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   10701
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3222BB
Observer:   Underhill LG
Date of record:   2018-03-05
Number of photos:   1
Notes:  
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   328760
Species name:   Nannoleon michaelseni
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-10701
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 10701 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is widespread in South Africa and Namibia, and is fairly common in the drier western parts of the subregion. It is currently the only species in the genus, although another undescribed species is also known. It is characterized by the broad clear wings and long clavate antennae. Nothing is known of its biology.
Date:   2018-03-18 17:22:49
Species name:   Nannoleon michaelseni
Species code:   328760

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