Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   9634
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2430BD
Observer:   Altenroxel Bernardine Alice
Date of record:   2016-04-13
Number of photos:   1
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327900
Species name:   Cueta punctatissima
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Lacewing
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 9634 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This species is fairly common and widespread in southern Africa, extending northwards into central Africa. It is easily confused with C. trivirgata, but generally seems to have more spotting in the wings. The pit-building larvae occur in hard soil in completely exposed situations. All Cueta larvae are pinkish in colour, and are impossible to distinguish from one another.
Date:   2016-04-21 15:11:28
Species name:   Cueta punctatissima
Species code:   327900

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