Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   9279
Province:  
Country:   Kenya
Locus:   0339DD
Observer:   Brown Gary; A.T. Binks
Date of record:   2015-11-15
Number of photos:   1
Notes:  
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327040
Species name:   Cymothales bouvieri
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Cymothales sp.
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LacewingMAP-9279
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 9279 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   One of Africa‚Äôs most exquisite and delicate antlions. Widely distributed from northern South Africa, to Kenya and across to Madagascar. The delicate patterned wings provide camouflage while resting amongst dry twigs and branches. Larvae live in detritus in tree holes, and are often found in small cavities in baobab trees.
Date:   2015-11-21 15:21:23
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   2
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:  
Date:   2016-01-17 11:37:07
Species name:   Cymothales bouvieri
Species code:   327040

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