Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   18427
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3022CD
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2022-03-03
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2022-03-29 16:03:29
Sp. code:   327640
Species name:   Centroclisis vitanda
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Centroclisis vitanda
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 18427 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Ryan Matthew Tippett
Comment:   This species is a South African endemic, known only from the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State provinces. It is characterized by the long male ectoprocts (as in the photo). It normally rests well camouflaged on bark, and is readily attracted to light. Nothing is known of its immature stages, but the larvae probably live freely in sand.
Date:   2022-03-29 16:03:29
Species name:   Centroclisis vitanda
Species code:   327640

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