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Genus Scotoleon

Which Antlion - Scotoleon Antlion - Scotoleon Antlion?? - Scotoleon longipalpis Myrmeleontidae - Brachynemurus-? - Scotoleon nigrilabris - female Myrmeleontidae - Brachynemurus -? - Scotoleon nigrilabris - female Antlion -? - Scotoleon carrizonus - male alien eyes - Scotoleon nigrilabris pasture antlion - Scotoleon carrizonus
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 Brachynemurini
Genus Scotoleon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
species formerly treated in Brachynemurus(1)
Explanation of Names
Scotoleon Banks 1913
Greek scotos 'dark' + leo 'lion'
NA's largest ant lion genus, with 21 spp. in our area(2)
w. US (esp. sw.), with 3 spp. ranging northeast to SD/NE(2)
Adults of one species reported to take nectar from Gaura flowers in TX(1)
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for the genus Scotoleon - Specimens identified by DNA testing
Works Cited
1.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.
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.