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Great karoo antlion

Pamexis Karoo

Description:

Endemic to the Western Cape.

Notes:

Nothing is known about its larval stage.

6 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Lovely spotting!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great to get a name for this beauty.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

:-))

Fanie
Fanie 6 years ago

Thanks for all the info bayucca. Confirmed by a local expert as Pamexis karoo.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Myrmeleontidae, Palparinae, Palparini. It is most probably not Palpares caffer and most probably not even a Palpares sp.. My updated guess is now Pamexis sp. and might be Pamexis karoo?
http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/re...
http://www.searspeyton.com/artist/Linda_...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rsa_nature...
http://www.ispot.org.za/species_dictiona...

What do you think, Fanie?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Myrmeleontidae, Antlion. Probably a Palpares sp., I have problems with my MacBook, so, please, verify yourself. Might be Palpares caffer, but iSpot is down due to technical issues.
http://www.ispot.org.za/sites/default/fi...
http://www.ispot.org.za/sites/default/fi...
https://picasaweb.google.com/10378810002...
Obviously variable... Markings do not match exactly for some of the ones ID as P. caffer.

Fanie
Spotted by
Fanie

Bergrivier Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 21, 2014
Submitted on Nov 24, 2014

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