Patched Wing Antlion
Thorax
Ellura
Patched Wing Antlion
Forewing Venation
 
    
Patched Wing Antlion (Glenoleon meteoricus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Antlion (Myrmeleontidae)
Species: Patched Wing Antlion (Glenoleon meteoricus)
This Photo:     Face

Thank you Ken Harris for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
A small specimen at about 23mm. It's been 2 years since we've seen an Antlion, and suddenly 2 on one night. Came to our night light. A very distinctive dark patch on the rear wing.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.