Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   16626
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3024DC
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2020-02-14
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:21:16
Sp. code:   327860
Species name:   Cueta infima
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: 16626 - photo: 1
VM-number: 16626 - photo: 2
VM-number: 16626 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species of Cueta has a fairly limited distribution, being mainly centred on the Eastern Cape. It is very similar to other species of the genus, but may be distinguished by more heavily marked wing veins, genitalic features and abdominal pattern. Its characteristically pink larvae construct pits in completely exposed situations, and are able to tolerate fairly high temperatures. This species should be known as the “Albany Cueta” as it is centred in the Grahamstown to Port Elizabeth area.
Date:   2020-02-20 15:23:21
Species name:   Cueta infima
Species code:   327860

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