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This fantastic antlion looked like many other things ( a piece of moulted reptilian skin, an abandoned cobweb with trapped insects and even dried-up bird dropping.) as it clung to a dried twig. Pic 4 is a dorsal view and Pic 5 from the underside showing a dark abdomen. The head, thorax and abdomen were dark with the last abdominal segments showing some yellow. Antennae were short with slightly curved tips. The spectacular wings looked like lace with dark patterns of black and brown. When in flight, the frames of the wings were hardly visible, showing flashes of dark spatters. Body length (including long fore-wings and antennae) would have been about 50 mm.
Spotted on a dry Goodenia plant in a nature reserve ( Wick's)

Date & Time

  2014-03-05 01:50 PM


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  1. Chris Lindorff  Hi Leuba. Periclystus circuiter has now been added, ready for you to assign to this amazing individual.

    Reply • 06 Mar 2015

  2. Martin Lagerwey  Its a great and terrible sight.

    Reply • 06 Mar 2015

NS Observation No. 54F96B82ED2A89097E000505
Created 2015-03-06 07:55 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-07 11:50 AM (almost 5 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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