No Common Name Glenurus gratus    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Neuroptera   >   Family Myrmeleontidae   >   Genus Glenurus   

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This breathtaking antlion has become a favorite at MBP for its dazzling pink and black markings on its wings. It is found throughout the southeastern United States, but reaches the northern limits of its range in Maryland and southern New Jersey. It is found in wooded areas on the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of Maryland.

Description:

Adults are large and distinctive. The bold pattern of dark and pink at the tips of the wings is diagnostic.

Relationships:

Unlike other antlion species, Glenurus gratus larvae do not make pitfalls in sand. They live in tree holes where they feed on ants and other small invertebrates.

There are 26 records in the project database.

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A Glenurus gratus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/19/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Glenurus gratus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/22/2013). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Glenurus gratus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/22/2013). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A female Glenurus gratus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Glenurus gratus in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/29/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Glenurus gratus in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/12/2017). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Glenurus gratus in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/1/2020). (c) stinkpot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by stinkpot via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Glenurus gratus in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/14/2014). Photo by Regina Kreger. (MBP list)

Glenurus gratus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/4/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Glenurus gratus in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/15/2020). (c) marciarose, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by marciarose via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Glenurus gratus in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/30/2020). (c) jtylerbell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Glenurus gratus in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/10/2016). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Glenurus gratus in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/29/2015). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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