Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   9963
Province:   Northern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3120BC
Observer:   Tippett RM
Date of record:   2016-12-29
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327680
Species name:   Crambomorphus sinuatus
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: 9963 - photo: 1
VM-number: 9963 - photo: 2
VM-number: 9963 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This magnificent species is endemic to South Africa, and its distribution is largely centred in the Karoo and Namaqualand. It is characterized by the long, narrow, sinuate mottled wings that afford very effective camouflage when these large insects are at rest. The large black larvae live freely in sand. This is a first for the Lacewing map! And a very valuable record.
Date:   2017-01-21 11:06:06
Species name:   Crambomorphus sinuatus
Species code:   327680

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