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ANTLION

This project focuses on assessing antlion abundance and diversity in Tswalu Kalahari’s unique ecosystem; an environment harbouring a rich fauna of antlions and other lacewings of the insect order Neuroptera. The intrusion of the Korannaberg hills into a typical Kalahari dune-field system contributes many habitats in addition to those of the characteristic Kalahari psammophiles (sand-dwellers). Of the 13 families of Neuroptera that occur in South Africa, five have already been recorded at Tswalu, with 28 species already known from the reserve. The project is undertaken by leading neuropteran expert, Prof. Mervyn Mansell, along with Dr. Catherine Sole from the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria.

Dr Mervyn Mansell, USDA-APHIS, Pretoria, Tel: +27 12 431 4711; Cell: 0824993978; mansel@mweb.co.za

ANTLION

SHOULD YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION

Account name: Tswalu Foundation Trust
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: RMB Private Bank, Johannesburg
Address: Fredman Drive,Sandton, Gauteng
Branch / Sort Code: 26-12-51
Account number: 62336779949
SWIFT Code: Sort Code: FIRNZAJJ824

For further information, participation and/ or donations please contact Tswalu Management

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