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Antlion Illustrations by Réaumur

Here are three illustrations of antlions by Réaumur, an 18th-century naturalist.


Reaumur illustration 1

Figure 1. Larvae, pits and workings of the "Formica-leo" (Myrmeleon) from Mémoires pour servir l'Histoire des Insectes vol. 6 (1742).



Reaumur illustration 2

Figure 2. Larval pits and morphological features of the "Formica-leo" (Myrmeleon) from Mémoires pour servir l'Histoire des Insectes vol. 6 (1742).



Reaumur illustration 3

Fig. 3. Eggs, pupae and adults of the "Formica-leo" (Myrmeleon) from Mémoires pour servir l'Histoire des Insectes vol. 6 (1742).


References

Kevan, D. K. McE. 1992. Antlion ante Linné: [Myrmekoleon] to Myrmeleon (Insecta: Neuroptera: Myrmeleonidae [sic]). Pp. 203-232 in Current Research in Neuropterology. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Neuropterology [Symposium held in Bagnères-de-Luchon, France, 1991.] M. Canard, H. Aspöck, and M. W. Mansell, eds. Toulouse.


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