Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   16224
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2922AA
Observer:   Liebenberg A
Date of record:   2019-10-04
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:21:16
Sp. code:   330680
Species name:   Nemopterella sp.
Common name:  
Family:   Nemopteridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 16224 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This specimen is a female of a large and taxonomically complex genus, which is endemic to the Western and Northern Cape provinces of South Africa, and also occurs in Namibia. The species are all superficially difficult to distinguish, especially the females without associated males. They are often attracted to light in large numbers. Larvae live freely in sand.
Date:   2019-10-10 17:24:24
Species name:   Nemopterella sp.
Species code:   330680

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