First record of wormlion Vermileo vermileo (Diptera: Vermileonidae) from Greece

Published: Jan 11, 2019
Vermileonidae Myrmeleon inconspicuous antlion Thasos pits

In this work, we present the first record of the species Vermileo vermileo from Greece. The larvae and pupae of Vermileo vermileo (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera, Vermileonidae) and Myrmeleon inconspicuus Rambur, 1842 (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) species were collected from pits on a dry soil surface, in well-protected from rain places, from the Greek island of Thasos during the summer of 2017, in close proximity to Potos and Skala Potamias resort areas. The individuals were further kept under laboratory conditions for definite identification. According to available literature, the dipteran species V. vermileo is new for the Greek fauna.

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Lendület Ecosystem Services Research Group, Centre for Ecological Research, HungarianAcademy of Sciences, H-2163 Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2–4

Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum,
H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13

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