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Genus Leucochrysa

Leucochrysa insularis green lacewing with long antennae and thoracic bars - Leucochrysa pavida Which Lacewing is this? - Leucochrysa americana Nodita pavida for confirmation and record. - Leucochrysa pavida Chrysopidae - Leucochrysa pavida Lacewing - Leucochrysa Green lacewing - Leucochrysa pavida Leucochrysa insularis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae (Typical Green Lacewings)
Tribe Leucochrysini
Genus Leucochrysa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NB: currently treated to include Nodita as a subgenus(1)
Explanation of Names
Leucochrysa MacLachlan 1868
from the Latin leuco-, after the Ancient Greek λευκός‎, ('white') + -chrysa (traditional element of generic names in this family)
from the genus Chrysopa, derived from the Latin chrys-, after the ancient Greek χρυσός‎, ('gold') + ōps ('face'), referring to the family's golden eyes
Numbers
the world's largest chrysopid genus, with 7 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1)(2), 196 described species worldwide (Tauber et al. 2013)
2 spp. in the subgenus Leucochrysa (Leucochrysa)
5 spp. in the subgenus Leucochrysa (Nodita)
Identification
1. Leucochrysa (Leucochrysa): Forewing with the intramedian cell (im) quadrangular, third medial cell (m3) bisected


2. Leucochrysa (Nodita): Forewing with the intramedian cell (im) triangular, third medial cell (m3) not bisected
Range
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.
2.A Systematic Review of the Genus Leucochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in the United States
Tauber CA. 2004. Annals of the Entomological Society of America: 97 (6): 1129-1158.