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pit-building antlion

Myrmeleon sp ?


Small antlion, with a compact abdomen bearing a boxed pattern on the dorsal surface, the face is dark with an intricate pattern of cream lines, thorax chalky grey.


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The genus Myrmeleon are considered to be the most primitive antlions and typically have unmarked wings except for the white spot towards the outer leading edge of each wing. This specimen, however, does have a few brown blotches on its wings but overall it fits the general features of Myrmeleon rather than any other common genus.

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1 Comment

Ietermagog 8 years ago

Beautiful series with great detail!

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Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 5, 2013
Submitted on Apr 19, 2013

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