Patched-wing Antlion
Forewing Venation
Patched-wing Antlion
Patched-wing Antlion (Glenoleon meteoricus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Antlion (Myrmeleontidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Patched-wing Antlion (Glenoleon meteoricus)
This Photo:     Hindwing Venation

Thank you Ken Harris for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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 © 2018-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.