Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   15550
Country:   Mozambique
Locus:   2235AB
Observer:   Nuttall Rick
Date of record:   2016-04-09
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327880
Species name:   Cueta mysteriosa
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: 15550 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   In South Africa this species is largely confined to the coastal areas of KZN. It extends further north through Mozambique to Kenya - also known from Inhaca Island. It is part of the South African fauna that extends southwards along the eastern tropical corridor along the Indian Ocean Coastal belt biome. The pink larvae (indistinguishable from other Cueta species) build pitfall traps in unsheltered situations.
Date:   2018-11-26 17:01:10
Species name:   Cueta mysteriosa
Species code:   327880

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