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Tribe Brachynemurini - Long-tailed Antlions

Myrmeleontid - Brachynemurus nebulosus 5005394 Scotoleon - Scotoleon unknow antlion Antlion Menkeleon bellulus? - Menkeleon bellulus Antlion larva Male, antlion? - Brachynemurus sackeni Arizona Antlion for ID
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 Myrmeleontinae (Giant, Long-tailed, and Pit-trapping Antlions)
Tribe Brachynemurini (Long-tailed Antlions)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Our species of Abatoleon listed in (1) have been synonymized under Peruvenleon(2)
Explanation of Names
Brachynemurini Banks 1927
the largest tribe in our area, with 56 spp. in 10 genera(1)(2)
Genera not yet in the guide: Atricholeon (1 sp.), Gnopholeon (2 spp.), Tyttholeon (1 sp.); all sw.
Males have a longer abdomen than the females, in some species, much longer
Revised 1970 (3)