Antlion from South Africa

Subject:  Unidentified Flying Insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Gauteng South Africa
Date: 01/22/2019
Time: 02:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi.
I found this beautiful insect on our patio upstairs close to a light source at night.
Any idea what it might be?
It doesn’t look like a Dragonfly though.
How you want your letter signed:  Damian


Dear Damian,
Though it resembles a Dragonfly, this gorgeous insect is actually an Antlion, and it is more closely related to Lacewings and Owlflies.  We believe it is
Palpares speciosus, a species that is pictured on iSpot.


Thank you so much for the info!

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