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Genus Glenurus

neuroptera? - Glenurus gratus Not a dragonfly - Glenurus gratus Beautiful insect hanging on my porch.  This is the only time I've seen one around here. - Glenurus gratus TX Glenurus gratus - Glenurus gratus Lacey-winged Bug - Glenurus gratus Antlion - Glenurus gratus Insect - Glenurus gratus 7/1/19 Antlion - Glenurus gratus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia (Antlions and Owlflies)
Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions)
Tribe Nemoleontini
Genus Glenurus
Explanation of Names
Glenurus Hagen 1866
Greek glen/gleno 'pit, socket'; also 'wonders' + ur- 'hindmost'(1). Likely refers to the wing pattern at the apex
3 spp. in our area(2); 9 spp. total(3)
Larvae have only two mandibular teeth(3)
New World(3); in our area, one sp. in e. US + 2 spp. confined to AZ(2)
Larvae live in tree holes, rotting wood, tortoise burrows
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.