Vol. 60, 2021
(update: 2021.05.25; 07.13)
Larval Morphology of
Pit-building Antlions of the Tribe Myrmeleontini (Neuroptera,
Myrmeleontidae) from Taiwan
Lin1, Jhih-Rong Liao1,*, and
of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei City 106332, Taiwan.
*Correspondence: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Liao).
E-mail: email@example.com (Lin)
†Deceased, 29 October 2020. This paper is dedicated to
the late Professor Chiun-Cheng Ko.
Received 25 December 2020 / Accepted 9
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.