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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.5 June 1999

The Suffolk ant-lion Euroleon nostras

By - Colin Plant

Ant-lions comprise the family Myrmeleontidae, one of the sixteen families of the order Neuroptera, which includes the familiar lacewings, amongst others less well known. With around 2,000 species worldwide, the adults exhibit a striking sequence of forms from tiny grey species to some of the largest and most spectacular of all insects: an adult Palpares inclemens, for example, a resident of the coastal sand dunes of Natal, has a wing span of 170mm.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist