Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   9101
Province:   other
Country:   Zambia
Locus:   1228DC
Observer:   Brink Bertie
Date of record:   2013-12-08
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2015-07-22 18:09:54
Sp. code:   328240
Species name:   Hagenomyia tristis
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 9101 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   A common and widespread species throughout the tropical and subtropics of Africa, occurring from southern KZN and North West Province through Africa to Cameroon and Ethiopia and Madagascar. Absent from the drier areas of southern Africa. Usually form large swarms in long grass under trees, hence the name ?gregarious antlions?. Larvae build pitfall traps and closely resemble those of Myrmeleon species.
Date:   2015-07-22 18:09:54
Species name:   Hagenomyia tristis
Species code:   328240

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