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Species Vella fallax

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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 Acanthaclisini
Genus Vella
Species fallax (Vella fallax)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vella fallax (Rambur, 1842)
Explanation of Names
Latin fallac, deceptive (1)
2 subspecies in our area(2)
very large, wingspan to circa 120 mm, with tropical specimens even larger (Banks, 1927; Internet searches)

Southwest, Florida, into neotropics. Subspecies:
V. fallax haitiensis FL
V. fallax texana TX-UT-CA
Print References
Banks, Nathan (1927). Revision of the Nearctic Myrmeleonidae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 68(1): 1-84 (BHL link)
Borror, entry for fallac (1)
Eaton and Kaufman, pp. 226-227 (3)
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.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.