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The Antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

The distribution of most species is insufficiently known. Therefore the species list below consists of New Guinea species in general (including those from Papua New Guinea). Species listed in grey are not (yet) found in Papua Indonesia or the exact locality is unknown, though some may be discovered in the Indonesian part of New Guinea in the near future too.

Listed New Guinea species: 18


Baliga Navás, 1912

nicobarica (Brauer, 1865)
papuensis (Van der Weele, 1909)
sagax (Walker, 1853)

Bandidus Navás, 1914

brandti New, 1990

gressitti New, 1990

Dendroleon Brauer, 1866

kiungaensis New, 1990

Distoleon Banks, 1910

bistrigatus (Rambur, 1842)

dirus (Walker, 1853)

somnolentus (Gerstaecker, 1884)

Episalus Gerstaecker, [1885]

zephyrinus Gerstaecker, 1884

Mossega Navás, [1914]

papuensis New, 1990

waidoraensis New, 1990

Myrmeleon Linnaeus, 1767

acer Walker, 1853

capito Navás, 1912

pictifrons Gerstaecker, 1885

Nomes Navás, 1914

lorianus Navás, 1914

Periclystus Gerstaecker, [1888]

vicinus New, 1985

Pseudoformicaleo Van der Weele, 1909

nubecula (Gerstaecker, 1885)

Stenogymnocnemia Esben-Petersen, 1923

ismayi New, 1990


[last update on 25th February 2012]