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Glenurus gratus


1 1/2" long antlion with attractive wing tips.


Semi rural


Hanging out on one of the columns to our deck in the rain. Well worth getting soaked to see!

2 Species ID Suggestions

JovanCole 9 years ago
Mayfly (adult ant lion)
Pleasing Picture-winged Antlion
Glenurus gratus Species Glenurus gratus - BugGuide.Net

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JonathanHoskins a year ago

I'll second that mayflies definitely are not antlions, though that common name gets tossed around quite a bit. In Texas, it's common for crane flies (Tipulomorpha) to be called "mayflies" for some reason. This genus is often noted as picture-winged antlions for their stunning wings, easily the most unique in North America.

KarenL 9 years ago

Jovan, welcome to Project Noah!
Thank you for your ID suggestion though if you see a spotting that is already correctly identified there is no need to add your own suggestion. If you do suggest ID's for unknown or incorrectly identified spottings, please always include the scientific name & a reference link. If you don't have these it is OK to add the suggestion as a comment. Mayflies are a separate order (Ephemeroptera) & not closely related to antlions.

KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you all for your kind comments!
Claire, there are a few different species so it is very possible

arlanda 9 years ago

great series Karen, I also look for my first adult ant lion

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 9 years ago

Very nice series and macros!!!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

great series - excellent macros

ceherzog 9 years ago I'm wondering if something I saw while mothing is an ant lion. It didn't have that lavender at the base of the wings though.

Very cool!

KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Lisa! I thought so too!

LisaPowers 9 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Harsha!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Very nicely done Karen.

KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Nancy! This is the first I've seen.

auntnance123 9 years ago

Very nice. We have them in FL as well:

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Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 14, 2012

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