Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   9820
Province:   Mpumalanga
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2531BD
Observer:   Manson A.
Date of record:   2016-10-08
Number of photos:   1
Notes:  
Last updated:   2016-11-05 15:17:49
Sp. code:   329100
Species name:   Neuroleon lepidus
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-9820
VM-number: 9820 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is widespread from DRC, through Zimbabwe to SA, but is very rare in collections, so this is a very useful record. Neuroleon is a large and complex genus with many undescribed taxa in the Afrotropical Region. Known larvae live freely in sand or in sheltered rock crevices.
Date:   2016-11-05 15:17:49
Species name:   Neuroleon lepidus
Species code:   329100

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