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Orange Antlion - Callistoleon erythrocephalus

Family Myrmeleontidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Orange Antlions that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Orange Antlion adult, body length 40mm 
The lacewing has bright orange colour head and thorax, dark grey eyes with board spotted wings. Antennae are short and flagellum black, slightly clubbed. Slender abdomen is black and legs are orange and black.
Pictures taken in Alexandra Hill during early summer 2004. So far we saw this lacewing only once.
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Their larvae are true Antlions, build sand traps on ground. 
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Antlions build sand traps on ground similar to those in the above picture. More information about antlion's sand trap can be found in this Lacewing Biology page.
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 541.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p323. 
3. Callistoleon erythrocephalus - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
4. A revision of the Australian Myrmeleontidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). I. New, T.R. (1985) Introduction, Myrmeleontini, Protoplectrini. Aust. J. Zool. Suppl. 104: 1-90 

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