Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   10758
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3222BB
Observer:   Underhill LG
Date of record:   2018-03-23
Number of photos:   1
Notes:  
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327780
Species name:   Creoleon mortifer
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-10758
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 10758 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   A common and widespread species, occurring throughout most of southern Africa and northward. It is highly variable, often with black streaks in the wings that have led to numerous synonyms. Rests with wings wrapped around the body. Larvae live freely in sand.
Date:   2018-03-31 18:28:00
Species name:   Creoleon mortifer
Species code:   327780

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