Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   10391
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2528AD
Observer:   Heymans J
Date of record:   2017-09-09
Number of photos:   3
Notes:  
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327720
Species name:   Creoleon africanus
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-10391
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 10391 - photo: 1
VM-number: 10391 - photo: 2
VM-number: 10391 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   Fairly common and widespread in southern Africa and beyond. Often encountered in grassy areas, and attracted to light. Also rests with the wings wrapped around the body – the characteristic resting position for Creoleon species. Larvae are unknown, but probably live freely in sand.
Date:   2017-11-12 18:31:04
Species name:   Creoleon africanus
Species code:   327720

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