Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   16310
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3021DD
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2019-11-22
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   Found on a rocky hillside with black dolerite rocks and sparse vegetation.
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:21:16
Sp. code:   329260
Species name:   Palparellus pulchellus
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Palpares sp.
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-16310
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 16310 - photo: 1
VM-number: 16310 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This beautiful species (hence the name “pulchellus”) is a Karoo endemic, known only from the Northern Cape of South Africa. It is highly cryptic and blends specifically with the karroid-type vegetation of the Nama Karroo. Larvae are unknown.
Date:   2019-12-10 12:20:09
Species name:   Palparellus pulchellus
Species code:   329260

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