Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   10594
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2732CD
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2018-01-17
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327540
Species name:   Centroclisis brachygaster
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 10594 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is very widespread in southern and central Africa, from South Africa to DRC and including all of the southern African countries. The genus is taxonomically complex and requires some revision. Adults are cryptically grey, hirsute antlions. The large black larvae have very stout mandibles and live freely in sand. The adults are very cryptic when resting on bark and are sometimes called “bark antlions”
Date:   2018-01-28 17:00:38
Species name:   Centroclisis brachygaster
Species code:   327540

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