Family Ascalaphidae - Owlflies
A guide to the lacewings (Neuroptera) of Costa RicaBy Norman D. Penny (author & editor), Kevin M. Hoffman, Martin Meinander, Victor J. Monserrat, Lionel A. Stange
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 53(12): 161-457, 2002
This is an excellent, relatively recent, and richly illustrated treatment of the order Neuroptera in Costa Rica. Although its geographic focus is outside our area, it can still be helpful for BugGuide users in various ways. It is fully accessible online at this link
For convenient access, linked page numbers for family treatments and figures are given below:
Text pp. 176
-185 (Norm Penny), Figures: pp. 293
Nomina Insecta Nearctica By Poole, Robert W.
Nomina Insecta Nearctica
was originally published in a series of 4 rather large volumes. Each of the volumes have now been broken down into separate volumes, making downloading easier and faster and also allows you to take only those particular segments of the checklist of interest to you. Additionally, superfluous pages (blanks and title pages) have been eliminated.
- Coleoptera, Strepsiptera
- Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera
IMp: The customizable LEGO® Pinned Insect ManipulatorBy Dupont S., Price B., and Blagoderov V.
Thought this might be useful for those trying to photograph their collections and it's fairly ingenious. The authors are based at the Natural History Museum London
We present a pinned insect manipulator (IMp) constructed of LEGO® building bricks with two axes of movement and two axes of rotation. In addition we present three variants of the IMp to emphasise the modular design, which facilitates resizing to meet the full range of pinned insect specimens, is fully customizable, collapsible, affordable and does not require specialist tools or knowledge to assemble.