Antlions and Lacewings are best characterized by their flattened and transparent wings which are filled with a net-like arrangement of veins.
The larvae are predators on other soil- or plant-dwelling insects. Sand-trap pits of antlion larvae are frequently seen in sheltered areas in fine, dry, loose soils of the arid zone of the islands.
Larvae of green and brown lacewings feed on aphids or other small insects on vegetation. Adults may be predators, or may feed on pollen and nectar. They are attracted to lights at night, sometimes in large numbers.
The species composition and distribution of these insects in the Galapagos are now rather well known.
Author: Stewart B. Peck.
Other Contributors: Sandra Abedrabbo, Léon L. Baert, Fabián Bersosa, Ruth Boada, Carolina Calderon, Charlotte Causton, Germania Estévez, Lilian Guzmán, John M. Heraty, Henri W. Herrera, Bernard Landry, María T. Lasso, Maria Piedad Lincango, E. G. Linsley, Yale Lubin, Alejandro Mieles, Renato Oquendo, Helmut W. Rogg, Lázaro Roque-Álbelo, Bradley J. Sinclair, Leslie Usinger.
Last updated: Jan. 28, 2014
Names of taxa included: 11.
Origin of the taxa included: 1 questionable native, 5 endemic, 2 indigenous.
Adding up the number of species in each category will not always equal the total number indicated. Some species have insufficient data to be categorized while others (e.g., category eradicated) will not be included in the total.
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