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Genus Glenurus - Picture-winged Antlions

Antlion - Glenurus gratus neuroptera? - Glenurus gratus Antlion - Glenurus gratus pretty antlion - Glenurus luniger Dragonfly? - Glenurus gratus Antlions  - Glenurus gratus Glenurus? - Glenurus snowii Glenurus sp. Antlion? - Glenurus gratus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia (Antlions and Allies)
Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions including Owlflies)
Subfamily Nemoleontinae (Picture-winged Antlions and Allies)
Genus Glenurus (Picture-winged Antlions)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glenurus Hagen 1866
Explanation of Names
Greek glen/gleno 'pit, socket'; also 'wonders' + ur- 'hindmost' (1). Likely refers to the wing pattern at the apex
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (2); 9 spp. total (3)
Identification
Larvae have only two mandibular teeth (3)
Range
New World (3); in our area, one sp. in e. US + 2 spp. confined to AZ (2)
Habitat
Larvae live in tree holes, rotting wood, tortoise burrows.
Print References
Stange, L. A. (1970). A generic revision and catalog of the Western Hemisphere Glenurini with the description of a new genus and species from Brazil (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Los Angeles County Museum, Contributions in Science 186:1-28. (Full Text)
Stange, L. A. (1980a). The ant-lions of Florida. I. Genera. (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Florida Dept. of Agric. and Consumer Services, Div. of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular 215, 4 pp. (Full Text)
Stange, L. A. (1980b). The ant-lions of Florida. II. Genera based on larvae. (Neuoptera: Myrmeleontidae). Florida Dept. of Agric. and Consumer Services, Div. of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular 221, 4 pp. (Full Text)
Stange, L. A. (1983). The ant-lions of Florida. Glenurus gratus (Say) (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Florida Dept. of Agric. and Consumer Services, Div. of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular 251, 2 pp. (Full Text)
Stange, L. A. (2000). Observations on the biology of the antlion genus Glenurus Hagen (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Insecta Mundi 14(4):228 (Full Text)
Internet References
BOLDSYSTEMS website page for the genus Glenurus - Specimens identified by DNA testing
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.Observations on the biology of the antlion genus Glenurus Hagen (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
Stange L.A. 2000. Insecta Mundi 14: 227-228.