Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   9945
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2929BC
Observer:   Manson A.
Date of record:   2016-12-31
Number of photos:   2
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   329340
Species name:   Palpares caffer
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 9945 - photo: 1
VM-number: 9945 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species occurs fairly widely in South Africa from the Eastern Cape (Grahamstown area) northwards, often occurring in high altitude grassland - fairly common in the grasslands of the "Little berg" of the Drakensberg. It is replaced in the south and the Fynbos biome by its sister-species, P. speciosus. The large black larvae live in soil among grass tussocks. It seems to be confined to southern Africa, not extending beyond Zimbabwe.
Date:   2017-01-04 17:04:22
Species name:   Palpares caffer
Species code:   329340

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