Friday, July 07, 2006

Strange Neuropteran

Heoclisis fulvaThis is a weird bugger (I suspect it's in the insect order Neuroptera, thus being related to lacewings) also spotted on my desert trip. An owlfly perhaps? Posted by Picasa

Edit 24-08-06: Got an ID from Dr David Britton at the Australian Museum:

"It is an antlion, probably Heoclisis fulva, which is a large common and widespread species across Australia. It is a very hairy species which comes freely to light."

Thanks David!

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