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Species Glenurus gratus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings and Allies)
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia
Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions)
Tribe Nemoleontini
Genus Glenurus
Species gratus (Glenurus gratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glenurus gratus (Say 1839)
Explanation of Names
Latin gratus 'pleasing, agreeable/grateful'(1)
Size
body ca. 36 mm; length to wingtips 52 mm, wingspan 94 mm (Hagen 1861)
Identification
Very large, wings mottled in brown-and-pink towards the distal ends (pattern distinctive)
larva
Range
se. US (NJ-IN to MO-FL)(2)
Habitat
Larvae found in tree holes among sawdust and in burrows of Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus(3)(4)(5) (a threatened species)
Print References
Miller & Stange 1983 (species fact sheet)
Hagen H. (1861). Synopsis of the Neuroptera of North America. Washington, Smithsonian Institution (Text)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
4.Florida's Fabulous Insects
Mark Deyrup, Brian Kenney, Thomas C. Emmel. 2000. World Publications.
5.A Checklist and Bibliography of the Megaloptera and Neuroptera of Florida (by L. Stange)