Myrmeleon pictifrons, copyright Dhobern.

Belongs within: Myrmeleontidae.

The Myrmeleontini is a group of antlions characterised by having the Rs vein in the hindwing arising a fair way down the length of the wing (New 1985a).

Characters (from New 1985a): Forewing vein 2A close to 1A at base, then 2A and 3A closely associated over central lengths; hindwing Rs arising opposite or beyond medial fork, usually four or more hindwing presectoral crossveins present.

<==Myrmeleontini [Myrmeleonini]
    |--Weeleus acutusN85b
    |--Callistoleon Banks 1910N85a
    |    |--*C. erythrocephalum (Leach 1814) [=Myrmeleon erythrocephalus, Glenurus erythrocephalus]N85a
    |    `--C. illustris (Gerstaecker 1885) [=Myrmeleon illustris]N85a
    |--Hagenomyia Banks 1911 [incl. Balaga Navás 1912, Baliga Navás 1912, Nelees Navás 1911]N85a
    |    |--*H. tristis (Walker 1853)N85a, HM55 [=Myrmeleon tristisN85a, Nelees tristisHM55]
    |    |--H. australis Banks 1939N85a
    |    |--H. papuensisN85a
    |    `--H. sagax [incl. H. celebensis, H. nicobaricus, H. sumatrensis]N85a
    `--Myrmeleon Linnaeus 1767 (see below for synonymy)N85a
         |--*M. formicariusN85a
         |--M. acer Walker 1853 (see below for synonymy)N85a
         |--M. albivenosus New 1985N85a
         |--M. ambiguus Klapálek 1901K01
         |--M. bifasciatus New 1985N85a
         |--M. celebensisN85a
         |--M. commoni New 1985N85a
         |--M. comptus Gerstaecker 1885 [incl. M. croceus Esben-Petersen 1918]N85a
         |--M. contractusRD77
         |--‘Formicaleo’ crampeli Esben-Petersen 1932HM55
         |--M. croceicollis Gerstaecker 1884 [incl. Grocus gerstaeckeri Navás 1925, M. loweri Tillyard 1916]N85a
         |--M. diminutus Esben-Petersen 1915N85a
         |--M. exsanguisN85a
         |--M. houstoni New 1985N85a
         |--M. immaculatusC90
         |--M. iridescens Kirby 1900N85a
         |--M. lethifer Walker 1853N85a, HM55 (see below for synonymy)
         |--M. libelluloideR26
         |--‘Formicaleo’ lineatusK01
         |--M. maculaclypeus New 1985N85a
         |--M. mcfarlandi New 1985N85a
         |--M. nigromarginatus Esben-Petersen 1917N85a
         |--M. obscurus Rambur 1842 [=Morter obscurus]HM55
         |--M. pallidus (Esben-Petersen 1918) [=*Myrmeleonellus pallidus]N85a
         |--M. perpilosusPP72
         |--M. pictifrons Gerstaecker 1885N85a
         |--M. pisanumR26
         |--M. regularis (Esben-Petersen 1918) [=*Leptoleon regularis]N85a
         |--M. sagittarius New 1985N85a
         |--M. solersN85a
         |--M. striatifrons New 1985N85a
         |--M. territorius New 1985N85a
         |--M. tigrinum Fabricius 1775N85a
         `--M. uptoni New 1985N85a

Myrmeleon Linnaeus 1767 [incl. Formicaleo Geoffroy 1762, Grocus Navás 1925, Leptoleon Esben-Petersen 1918, Morter Navás 1914, Myrmecoleon Burmeister 1839, Myrmeleonellus Esben-Petersen 1918]N85a

Myrmeleon acer Walker 1853 [=Grocus acer; incl. M. hostilis Walker 1853, M. inopinus Walker 1853, M. malignus, M. uniseriatus Gerstaecker 1884]N85a

Myrmeleon lethifer Walker 1853N85a, HM55 [=Hagenomyia lethiferHM55; incl. H. luctuosa Navas 1912HM55, Myrmeleon nigridorsis Kolbe 1897HM55]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C90] Crawford, C. S. 1990. Scorpiones, Solifugae, and associated desert taxa. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 421–475. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[HM55] Handschin, E. & W. Markl. 1955. Neuropteren aus Angola. Diamang Publicações Culturais 27: 65–82.

[K01] Klapálek, F. 1901. Neuropteroidák [Neuropteroiden]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 203–221. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[N85a] New, T. R. 1985a. A revision of the Australian Myrmeleontidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). I. Introduction, Myrmeleontini, Protoplectrini. Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 104: 1–90.

[N85b] New, T. R. 1985b. A revision of the Australian Myrmeleontidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). III. Distoleontini and Acanthaclisinae. Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 106: 1–159.

[PP72] Parkin, P., D. T. Parkin, A. W. Ewing & H. A. Ford. 1972. A report on the arthropods collected by the Edinburgh University Galapagos Islands expedition, 1968. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 48 (2): 100–107.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

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