Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   17889
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3022CA
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2021-03-04
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2021-03-12 10:39:13
Sp. code:   329200
Species name:   Palparellus dubiosus
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: 17889 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is confined to South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. In South Africa, it occurs in the drier western regions of the country. It could be confused with Palpares speciosus, but the characteristic thoracic patterns and male terminalia easily distinguish it from P. speciosus and P. caffer. Larvae are unknown. Seems to be widespread in the Karoo regions of SA.
Date:   2021-03-12 10:39:13
Species name:   Palparellus dubiosus
Species code:   329200

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