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Genus Coniopteryx

Dustywing (fam. Coniopterygidae) - Coniopteryx Dustywings - a pastoral encounter - Coniopteryx Dustywing? - Coniopteryx Dustywing, lateral closeup - Coniopteryx - male Dustywing, anterior - Coniopteryx - male micro-mystery - Coniopteryx Larva ? - Coniopteryx Larva ? - Coniopteryx
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Family Coniopterygidae (Dustywings)
Subfamily Coniopteryginae
Genus Coniopteryx
Explanation of Names
Greek konios (κονιος) 'dusty' + pteryx (πτερυξ) 'wing'
17 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, all but 4 in the nominate subgenus; 6 spp. in 2 subgenera represented in e. NA(1)
in our area, most spp. are western, esp. diverse in sw. US(1); C. tineiformis is most likely a true holarctic species, indigenous to NA (György Sziráki, pers. comm. to =v= 25.x.2011)
Works Cited
1.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.