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Lacewing (Neuroptera)Myrmeleontidae (family)

4 Unidentified Antlion Lacewing at Wanniassa Hill

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Myrmeleontidae (family) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018
Myrmeleontidae (family) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018
Myrmeleontidae (family) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018
Myrmeleontidae (family) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018
Myrmeleontidae (family) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018

Identification history

Lacewing (Neuroptera) Myrmeleontidae (family) 23 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 23 Dec 2018 YumiCallaway

Author's notes

Found a perfectly conical pit. The antlion was located just under the fine sand about 1cm down from the edge and 1.5cm from the bottom. The pit was functioning perfectly with a dead ant at the bottom and 3 ants, each of different species falling in during the 7 minutes of observation. The next day I went back again and the antlion had made a perfect pit 5cm away from the pit from the day before which was messy from searching for the antlion. Knowing it's the same individual and not wanting to disturb it again, I took a photo of the relocation distance and left it alone. Probably still there, feeding on ants from the multiple ant nest entrances nearby. The movement of the antlion was very interesting to watch - there are videos in the following link as well as a photo of the relocation (sorry about the videos which went out of focus - it was very difficult with my camera wanting to focus on the edge of the pit, not the bottom): https://photos.app.goo.gl/YrSkbpeyRwFLsFKm7

1 comment

   27 Dec 2018
I returned to the same location on the 24th of December and it wasn't there anymore. The fine sand was concentrated on where the pit was on my second visit, but no sign of the insect.

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Nearby Sightings

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Prunus sp. (A plum species) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016 Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016 Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016 Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Aug 2016 Zygnemaceae sp. (Silkweed (A freshwater algae)) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Aug 2016 Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Agarics at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Wanniassa Hill - 2 Jul 2016 Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Mar 2016 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016 Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Wanniassa Hill - 13 Feb 2016 Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016 Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016 Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Wanniassa Hill - 11 Jan 2016 Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Nov 2015 Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Wanniassa Hill - 27 Sep 2015
Prunus sp. (A plum species) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016
Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Aug 2016
Zygnemaceae sp. (Silkweed (A freshwater algae)) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Aug 2016
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Agarics at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Wanniassa Hill - 2 Jul 2016
Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Mar 2016
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Wanniassa Hill - 13 Feb 2016
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Wanniassa Hill - 11 Jan 2016
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Nov 2015
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Wanniassa Hill - 27 Sep 2015

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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