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Genus Leucochrysa

Large lacewing - Possibly - Leucochrysa, Chrysoperla, or Nodita sp. (?) - Leucochrysa pavida Lacewing - Leucochrysa pavida Green Lacewing - Leucochrysa insularis Nodita - Is this pavida? - Leucochrysa Green Lacewing? - Leucochrysa pavida Leucochrysa insularis Leucochrysa insularis? - Leucochrysa insularis Leucochrysa insularis ? - Leucochrysa insularis
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 Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae
Tribe Leucochrysini
Genus Leucochrysa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NB: sometimes treated to include Nodita as a subgenus(1)
Explanation of Names
Leucochrysa MacLachlan 1868
'white' + -chrysa (traditional element of generic names in this family)
world's largest chrysopid genus, with 2 subgenera, with 3+TBA spp. in our area(1), ~200 total (Tauber et al. 2013)
New World; in our area, e. US; AZ(1)
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.