Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   15681
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3320CB
Observer:   Gie S
Date of record:   2018-12-31
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Photo taken by Dr Nigel Gericke . Flying around the light.
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   330480
Species name:   Nemeura gracilis
Common name:  
Family:   Nemopteridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Ribbon-wing lacewing ?
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 15681 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is a Cape endemic, largely confined to the Western Cape, but also with a few records from the Eastern Cape. It is largely confined to mountainous areas, and is readily attracted to light. It has been recorded fairly close to Cape Town. Nothing is known about its biology. This family of lacewings (Nemopteridae) is well represented in the south western parts of SA, but very few species occur beyond the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape Provinces of SA, where more than 65% of the world’s known species occur.
Date:   2019-01-01 16:53:32
Species name:   Nemeura gracilis
Species code:   330480

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