Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   18295
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3022CD
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2022-01-25
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2022-04-06 18:31:32
Sp. code:   329480
Species name:   Palpares karrooanus
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Crambomorphus karooanus
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
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VM-number: 18295 - photo: 1
VM-number: 18295 - photo: 2
VM-number: 18295 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This is one of South Africa's most attractive antlions. Endemic to the Northern and Western Cape provinces of SA and southern Namibia. Although attracted to light, it is not often encountered. its lanceolate, dark wings render it extremely cryptic when resting on low shrubs during the day. Nothing is known of its larvae. This species has subsequently been transferred to the genus Crambomorphus
Date:   2022-04-06 18:31:32
Species name:   Palpares karrooanus
Species code:   329480

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