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Genus Dendroleon

What am I? - Dendroleon obsoletus Antlion - Dendroleon obsoletus Dendroleon obsoletus unknown - Dendroleon obsoletus Antlion? - Dendroleon obsoletus Spotted-winged Antlion - Dendroleon obsoletus Antlion? - Dendroleon speciosus Spotted-winged Antlion  - Dendroleon obsoletus
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)
Genus Dendroleon
Explanation of Names
Dendroleon Brauer 1866
'tree lion'
2 spp. in our area(1)
one sp. in e. US (west to WI-KS), another in w. US (east to CO-NM)(2)
the only genus of the tribe Dendroleontini Banks 1899 represented in the New World; the Old World fauna of the tribe in much more diverse(1)
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for the genus Dendroleon - Specimens identified by DNA testing
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
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.