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Genus Chrysopa

Green Lacewing - Chrysopa oculata Green Lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata Chrysopa quadripunctata Green Lacewing with Orange Spots - Chrysopa quadripunctata Chrysopidae - Chrysopa oculata Lacewing - Chrysopa Golden-eyed Lacewing? - Chrysopa oculata Lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata
Classification
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 Chrysopini
Genus Chrysopa
Explanation of Names
Chrysopa Leach in Brewster 1815
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1), 11 in North America(2)
Identification
Wing venation of C. nigricornis:
Range
Holartic(2); throughout NA(1)
Remarks
Key to North American species in (3)
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.Kymachrysa, a new genus of Nearctic green lacewings (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae, Chrysopini)
Tauber C.A., Garland J.A. 2014. ZooKeys 437: 87-108.
3.A new species of Chrysopa from western North America with a key to North American species (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
Penny ND, Tauber C., Leon, T.de. 2000. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 93, 776–784.