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Genus Climacia

Climacia areolaris Caddisfly - Climacia areolaris Protected egg sac - Climacia areolaris Trichoptera - Climacia areolaris Climacia chapini? - Climacia areolaris Lacewings? - Climacia areolaris Climacia areolaris Climacia areolaris
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Sisyridae (Spongilla Lacewings)
Genus Climacia
Explanation of Names
Climacia McLachlan, 1869
3 spp. in our area;(1) 21 spp. total(2)
Keys to larvae and adults in Bowles (2006).(3)
much of NA, as follows(1):
C. areolaris widespread eastern (Canada: ON, QC; United States: AL, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, VT, WI)
C. californica CA, ID
C. chapini NM, OK, TX
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.Taxonomic revision and first phylogeny of Climacia McLachlan, 1869, with new species and identification key
Alice Carvalho Assmar, Renato José Pires Machado, & Adolfo Ricardo Calor. 2022. Zoologischer Anzeiger 299: 128-175.
3.Spongillaflies (Neuroptera: Sisyridae) Of North America With A Key To The Larvae And Adults
David E. Bowles. 2006. Zootaxa 1357: 1-19.