Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   17349
Country:   Botswana
Locus:   2023AB
Observer:   Myburgh G
Date of record:   2020-10-09
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2021-01-20 17:46:02
Sp. code:   329380
Species name:   Palpares cataractae
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Antlion Cataractidae????
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
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VM-number: 17349 - photo: 1
VM-number: 17349 - photo: 2
VM-number: 17349 - 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, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It is one of the early summer fliers. Larvae unknown.
Date:   2021-01-20 17:46:02
Species name:   Palpares cataractae
Species code:   329380

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