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Genus Chrysoperla

Lacewing - Chrysoperla Lacewing - larva - Chrysoperla Nymph a -7.6.08 - Chrysoperla Green Lacewing swarm - Chrysoperla Green lacewing - Chrysoperla rufilabris BG2341 E7195 - Chrysoperla Beautiful Blue-eyed Lacewing - Chrysoperla Green lacewing (Chrysopidae) - Chrysoperla
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia
Family Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae
Tribe Chrysopini
Genus Chrysoperla
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(1), 3 spp. range into Canada(2)
Range
throughout NA(1)
Remarks
"Chrysoperla carnea does not occur in North America. It is a European member of a sibling species complex that contains several other species in North America. Some of the members of this complex are only differentiable on the basis of 'songs' (abdominal tremulation patterns), and are not distinguishable on any known morphological grounds." (J.D. Oswald)
Internet References
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.
2.Chrysopidae of Canada and Alaska (Ins., Neuroptera): revised checklist, new and noteworthy records,and geo-referenced localities
J.A. Garland & D.K. Mce. Kevan. 2007. Zootaxa 1486: 1–84.