The antlions of Cyprus: review and new reports (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)

  • Davide Badano | DISTAV, University of Genoa, Italy.
  • Christodoulos Makris Ethnikis Antistaseos, Lemesós, Cyprus.
  • Eddie John Coach House, Church Street, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom.
  • Michael Hadjiconstantis Association for the Protection of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • David Sparrow Cyprus Dragonfly Study Group, Pafos, Cyprus.
  • Rosalyn Sparrow Cyprus Dragonfly Study Group, Pafos, Cyprus.
  • Bethan Thomas Jesus College - Turl Street, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Dušan Devetak Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor -, Slovenia.


The antlions (Myrmeleontidae) of Cyprus have been poorly studied and only 13 species were known from this biogeographically interesting island. In light of new field research, we provide an updated checklist to the Cypriot antlions, including seven species reported for the first time from the island. Of these, the findings of the Middle Eastern species Distoleon laticollis and Cueta kasyi are particularly noteworthy. The Cypriot antlion fauna appears dominated by widespread Mediterranean elements, with relatively few Middle Eastern and endemic species.


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Neuropterida, Myrmeleontiformia, lacewings, Mediterranean, faunistics
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Badano, D., Makris, C., John, E., Hadjiconstantis, M., Sparrow, D., Sparrow, R., Thomas, B., & Devetak, D. (2019). The antlions of Cyprus: review and new reports (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 50(2), 95-102.