Scurry County. Ranchland.
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: August 20, 2015
Info: It's a NEW species for Portugal!
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This is my first antlion adult in California, too bad it didn't pose.
Sorry I didn't get a better angle on this gorgeous little creature, though it wasn't for lack of trying. NJ record on BugGuide. 6.2 mm long.
The insect order Neuroptera, or net-winged insects, includes the lacewings, mantidflies, antlions, and their relatives. The order contains about 6,000 species. The group was once known as Planipennia, and at that time also included alderflies, fishflies, dobsonflies and snakeflies, but these are now generally considered to be separate orders (the Megaloptera and Raphidioptera). Sometimes the name Neuropterida is used to refer to these three orders as a group. This is either placed at superorder rank, with...