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Peruveleon dorsalis - male

Peruveleon dorsalis - Male
Mission area, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
October 19, 2006
Size: 38 mm
Attracted to a lighted wall. Length measured in place. Originally identified by me as a male Brachynemeurus species--see comments. If anyone can go further with this, I'd be much obliged. (Image replaced with larger version 5/24/2010. Also, I did a more careful measurement of the body length--it is about 38 mm, not 32 mm, as originally stated. The antlion was photographed adjacent to a scale in another frame--not shown.)
Image updated 3/1/21 (slightly larger).

This photograph was taken during a field trip as part of the 2006 Texas Butterfly Festival in Mission, Texas.

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Peruveleon dorsalis - male Peruveleon dorsalis - male Peruveleon dorsalis - male


Moved from Brachynemurus to the tribe level, pending further identification.
Also, a lateral view added.

#90080 Identification – probably Abatoleon dorsalis
ID. Patrick: can you replace this image with one of a higher resolution so I can take a look at it in more detail?

big one added
That has been replaced with a 2048 pixel width version of the same image--plenty of detail.
Thanks for your input, John!

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