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Taxonomic notes on the antlion genus Distoleon Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) from Pakistan

Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Neuroptera Myrmeleontidae Himalayan region Oriental region Northern Pakistan


The species of the antlion genus Distoleon Banks, 1910 (Myrmeleontidae, Myrmeleontinae, Nemoleontini) from Pakistan are revised. Three species, Distoleon sambalpurensis Ghosh, 1984, Distoleon tappa (Walker, 1853), and Distoleon verendus (Walker, 1853), all known from northern Pakistan, are re-described. Myrmeleon vesanus Walker, 1853 syn. nov. is assigned as a junior synonym of Distoleon verendus (Walker, 1853). The female of Distoleon tappa is described for the first time. Discussions about the geographical distribution of all these species are provided in detail. A key to known species of Distoleon from Pakistan is provided.



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