Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   16244
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2430BA
Observer:   Hawkins R
Date of record:   2019-10-16
Number of photos:   3
Notes:  
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:21:16
Sp. code:   329380
Species name:   Palpares cataractae
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-16244
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 16244 - photo: 1
VM-number: 16244 - photo: 2
VM-number: 16244 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   Originally described from Victoria Falls - hence the name cataractae. This is a very large and robust species that is uncommon, occasionally being attracted to light. Known from the northern and eastern parts of SA and Zimbabwe. It is one of the early summer fliers. Larvae unknown.
Date:   2019-10-27 18:39:34
Species name:   Palpares cataractae
Species code:   329380

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