Zoological Studies

Vol. 60, 2021

(update: 2021.05.25; 07.13)

Larval Morphology of Pit-building Antlions of the Tribe Myrmeleontini (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) from Taiwan

Yu-Hsiu Lin1, Jhih-Rong Liao1,*, and Chiun-Cheng Ko1,†


1Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei City 106332, Taiwan. *Correspondence: E-mail: d04632007@ntu.edu.tw (Liao).
E-mail: r08632004@ntu.edu.tw (Lin)

Deceased, 29 October 2020. This paper is dedicated to the late Professor Chiun-Cheng Ko.

Received 25 December 2020 / Accepted 9 May 2021
Communicated by Shen-Horn Yen

The larvae of nine species of the pit-building tribe Myrmeleontini from Taiwan are described, belonging to the genera Baliga Navás and Myrmeleon Linnaeus. The nine species can be distinguished from each other by the body markings, mandible chaetotaxy and arrangement of the abdominal digging setae. Additionally, this study is also the first to describe the larvae of M. bimaculatus Yang and the first to report this species in Taiwan. A key to the larvae of nine examined species from Taiwan is provided.

Key words: Neuroptera, Myrmeleontini, Antlions, Larval morphology, Taiwan.

Citation: Lin YH, Liao JR, Ko CC. 2021. Larval morphology of pit-building antlions of the tribe Myrmeleontini (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) from Taiwan. Zool Stud 60:39. doi:10.6620/ZS.2021.60-39.