oa African Entomology - The antlions of southern Africa (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae): genus Palpartellus Navas, including extralimital species

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Palparellus Navas is reinstated as a valid genus and is revised. Twelve species comprise the genus, eight from southern Africa, two from central Africa and one each from Madagascar and India. A key to the species is provided and all are redescriptionbed. One new species, P. ulrike,is descriptionbed from southern Africa. The following species are synonymized: Palparellus mistus Navas and P. excelsus Navas with P. nyassanus (Navas); P. roratus Navas with P. festivus (Gerstaecker); Palpares formosus bifasciatus Stitz with P. dubiosus (Peringuey); P. ruspolii Navas with P. rothschildi (Van der Weele); P. dubiosus Navas with P. astutus (Walker). Palpares virgineus Stitz is a nomen nudum. A checklist of valid species and synonyms is provided. Larvae are unknown.

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