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Genus Lomamyia

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Berothidae (Beaded Lacewings)
Genus Lomamyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1) (note: this is a Master's thesis and not a published, peer-reviewed article)
Explanation of Names
Lomamyia Banks 1904
Greek loma 'hem, fringe' + myia 'fly'(2)
10 described spp. in our area(3); 4 spp. in FL(4)
1. Lomamyia banksi Carpenter, 1940: eastern to midwestern (AL, AR, DC, FL, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NY, OK, SC, TX, VA)
2. Lomamyia flavicornis (Walker, 1853): eastern (AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA)
3. Lomamyia fulva Carpenter, 1940: CA
4. Lomamyia hamata (Walker, 1853): FL, SC?
5. Lomamyia latipennis Carpenter, 1940: western (AZ, CA, NV)
6. Lomamyia longicollis (Walker, 1853): southeastern (FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC)
7. Lomamyia occidentalis (Banks, 1905): western (Canada: BC; United States: AZ, CA, NV)
8. Lomamyia squamosa Carpenter, 1940: southwestern (AZ, CA, NV, NM, TX)
9. Lomamyia tenuis Carpenter, 1940: southwestern (AZ, NM, NV, TX)
10. Lomamyia texana (Banks, 1897): southwestern (AZ, CA, NV, NM, TX, UT)

1 unnamed species reported by Faulkner (1992) in our area(1) has not been included in published material
1. Lomamyia N sp. 1: northwestern (n. CA, ID, s. OR)
Adults are similar to brown lacewings but usually have falcate (notched) forewings. L. occidentalis is an exception.(1)

key to spp. in(1)
mostly so. US, esp. the southwest; 2 eastern spp. range north to NY, the western L. occidentalis, to BC(5)
Life Cycle
Eggs are stalked, laid on wood surfaces near termite nests. Larvae live with and prey on termites, using an immobilizing gas (containing an allomone) discharged from their anus(3)(6)(Johnson & Hagen 1981). Adults come to lights.
Print References
Johnson J.B., Hagen K.S. (1981). A neuropterous larva uses an allomone to attack termites. Nature 289: 506-507 (abstract)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Lomamyia Banks (Planipennia: Berothidae) with an emphasis on the western United States species
Faulkner D.K. 1992. California State U., Long Beach, CA, xii+119 pp [Master's thesis].
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
4.A Checklist and Bibliography of the Megaloptera and Neuroptera of Florida (by L. Stange)
5.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.
6.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.