Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   15519
Province:   Lusaka Province
Country:   Zambia
Locus:   1528AD
Observer:   Barrett Norman
Date of record:   2018-11-09
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327000
Species name:   Bankisus oculatus
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: 15519 - photo: 1
VM-number: 15519 - photo: 2
VM-number: 15519 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This beautiful species is fairly uncommon, but widespread in the northern parts of SA, extending into Zimbabwe. Its larvae live well concealed under dust in small recesses on sheltered rock ledges. They are typical "sit and wait" predators, relying on their camouflage to escape predation, as well as being concealed from potential prey. This is a first record for Zambia - thanks!
Date:   2018-11-19 17:55:44
Species name:   Bankisus oculatus
Species code:   327000

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