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Genus Sisyra

Spongefly - Sisyra vicaria Spongefly - Sisyra vicaria Spongillafly - Sisyra Spongillafly - Sisyra vicaria Spongillafly? - Sisyra vicaria Spongillafly? - Sisyra vicaria Brown Lacewing or Spongillafly? - Sisyra vicaria Sisyra vicaria ? - Sisyra vicaria
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 Sisyridae (Spongillaflies)
Genus Sisyra
Explanation of Names
Sisyra Burmeister 1839Apparently +from Greek sisyra (σισυρα) 'goats-hair cloak' or sisyrna (σισυρνα) 'garment of skin'(1)
3 spp. in our area(2)
6-8 mm(3)
Wing venation
most of our area, as follows(4):
S. apicalis se. US (GA-FL-TX) south to Brazil, West Indies
S. nigra (=fuscata) so. Canada and n. US; w. Palaearctic
S. vicaria so. Canada and the US
See Also
Sympherobius spp.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
4.Neuropterida Species of the World catalogue (by J.D. Oswald)