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Hook-tailed Antlion (female)

Palparidius concinnus

Description:

This medium sized antlion (about 80mm) is a female. The male has the same general body colouring, wing pattern and brilliant light reflecting eyes but in addition he has an impressive pair of copulatory appendages about 10mm long which protrude from the end of his abdomen at 90 degrees or so (movable not rigid ) and hence the common name - Hook-tailed Antlion

Habitat:

Attracted to lights. Tree/bush Savanna with erratically wet, hot summers and dry, mild winters

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4 Comments

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 7 years ago

How perfect!

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

stunning shots! lovely creature!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 7 years ago

Thanks, I should be able to post some photos of the male soon

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Nice shots!

C.Sydes
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C.Sydes

Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 11, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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