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Eastern Palearctic Region

Over 80 species of antlions (in 14+ genera) live in the Eastern Palearctic Region, which includes Russia east of the Ural Mountains, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan.


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Notable species

Nasma coreana Navas
Found only in Korea.

Representative genera

Bullanga sp.
Three species in western China and northern Vietnam.

Centroclisis sp.
The largest genus of Acanthaclisini antlions with 39 species distributed throughout the Old World, except Australia.

Epacanthaclisis sp.
Two species found in Afghanistan and Japan.

Mesonemurus sp.
Nine species distributed across northern Africa, the Middle East, Mongolia and the steppes of southern Russia.

Mongoleon sp.
Four species found only in Mongolia.

Myrmeleon sp.
The largest genus of antlions with 158 described species. Cosmopolitan in distribution, although poorly represented in southern South America.


References

Arnett, Jr., Ross H. 1985. American Insects: A handbook of the insects of America north of Mexico. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.

Grzimek, Bernard. 1979. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.

Penny, Norman D. 1997. Myrmeleontidae Collection Holdings (California Academy of Sciences, Department of Entomology). Web page no longer exists.

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