Chrysopidae

Dictyochrysa peterseni, copyright Shaun Winterton.


Belongs within: Hemerobiiformia.
Contains: Leucochrysini, Chrysopini, Belonopterygini.

The Chrysopidae, green lacewings, are a group of lightly-built lacewings with elongate, actively hunting larvae.

Characters (from Zborowski & Storey 2010): Body colour usually green, eyes metallic-coloured; antennae thin, filiform, tapering, longer than half length of forewing; wings with more vertical than longitudinal veins, outlining numerous, almost vertical, rectangular cells, which are usually clear.

<==Chrysopidae
    |  i. s.: Mesypochrysa P02
    |           |--M. intermedia P02
    |           `--M. reducta P02
    |         Leucochrysini FP01
    |         Mallada traviatus ZS10
    |         Paralembochrysa splendida Nel, Delclòs & Hutin 2005 P-FD12
    |--Apochrysinae N80
    |    |--Oligochrysa Esben-Petersen 1914 N80
    |    |    `--O. lutea (Walker 1853) (see below for synonymy) N80
    |    `--Synthochrysa Needham 1909 N80
    |         |--*S. stigma [=Hemerobius stigma] N80
    |         `--S. evanida [=Apochrysa evanida] N80
    |--Nothochrysinae [Dictyochrysinae, Nothochrysini, Nothochrysinos] N80
    |    |--Triplochrysa Kimmins 1952 N80
    |    |    |--*T. pallida Kimmins 1952 N80
    |    |    `--T. kimminsi New 1980 N80
    |    `--Dictyochrysa Esben-Petersen 1917 N80
    |         |--*D. fulva Esben-Petersen 1917 N80
    |         |--D. latifascia Kimmins 1952 N80
    |         `--D. peterseni Kimmins 1952 N80
    `--Chrysopinae N80
         |  i. s.: Sencera Navás 1924 N80
         |           |--*S. scioneura N80
         |           |--S. anomala N80
         |           |--S. exquisita N80
         |           |--S. feae N80
         |           `--S. fezzanina N80
         |         Nothancyla Navás 1910 N80
         |           `--*N. verreauxi Navás 1910 N80
         |         Ankylopteryx Brauer 1864 N80
         |           |--*A. venusta [=Chrysopa venusta] N80
         |           |--A. basalis Kimmins 1952 N80
         |           |--A. immaculata Brauer 1864 N80
         |           |--A. pallida Banks 1910 N80
         |           |--A. picilabris Kimmins 1952 N80
         |           `--A. rieki New 1980 N80
         |         Calochrysa Banks 1943 N80
         |           `--*C. extranea (Esben-Petersen 1917) [=Chrysopa extranea] N80
         |         Glenochrysa Esben-Petersen 1920 N80
         |           |--*G. typica Esben-Petersen 1920 N80
         |           |--G. franzeni Kimmins 1952 N80
         |           |--G. irregularis (Banks 1910) [=Chrysopa irregularis] N80
         |           |--G. opposita (McLachlan 1863) [=Chrysopa opposita] N80
         |           |--G. regularis (Banks 1910) [=Chrysopa regularis] N80
         |           |--G. splendida N80
         |           `--G. tillyardi New 1980 N80
         |--Chrysopini FP01
         `--Belonopterygini N80

Oligochrysa lutea (Walker 1853) [=Chrysopa lutea, Apochrysa lutea, Synthochrysa lutea; incl. *Oligochrysa gracilis Esben-Petersen 1914] N80

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[FP01] Freitas, S. de, & N. D. Penny. 2001. The green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) of Brazilian agro-ecosystems. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 52: 245–395.

[N80] New, T. R. 1980. A revision of the Australian Chrysopidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 77: 1–143.

[P-FD12] Pérez-de la Fuente, R., X. Delclòs, E. Peñalver, M. Speranza, J. Wierzchos, C. Ascaso & M. S. Engel. 2012. Early evolution and ecology of camouflage in insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109 (52): 21414–21419.

[P02] Ponomarenko, A. G. 2002. Superorder Myrmeleontidea Latreille, 1802 (=Neuropteroidea Handlirsch, 1903). In: Rasnitsyn, A. P. & D. L. J. Quicke (eds) History of Insects pp. 176–189. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

[ZS10] Zborowski, P. & R. Storey. 2010. A Field Guide to Insects in Australia. Reed New Holland: Sydney.

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