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Green Lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata

Green Lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata
Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada
July 17, 2007
Keyed using The Green Laceings of Florida: I believe this is a Green Lacewing of the genus Chrysopodes, based on the following characteristics:

- antennae uniform and not longer than forewings; scape unmarked
- wings narrow
- hind wing with many inner gradate cross veins and pterostigma without dark brown spot
- fore wing with "first RS cross vein meeting vein MA before apex of cell im"
- pronotum and face marked, with red transverse lines on the face
- eyes quite large

If someone can confirm that for me, it would be good that a new page be created for it.

Images of this individual: tag all
Green Lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata Green Lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata Green Lacewing - wings - Chrysopa quadripunctata

The link in the remarks is no longer working. Here is a working link (PDF):

Moved from Chrysopa.

#131061 Identification – Chrysopa quadripunctata

Moved to new species page.

Moved from Green Lacewings.

Nice work, Stephen
It'd be good to get some of these to genus and species. You're certainly taking this in the right direction.

Thanks you for the comment, Ron.
For me, it certainly isn't easy, since what resources I have come from the net (and the rest, from years of knowledge and mental pictures assimilated from borrowed texts). I do the best I can with what keys I can find, leaving the rest for the experts in knowing that I've done what I can on my part.

second Ron.
Based on the key (4') you linked, do you agree this specimen is Nodita before I make a page for it?

though not an expert, I am quite confident that you've got a Nodita. The only other genus in Florida in which individuals have a dark brown spot in the hindwing pterostigma is Leucochrysa; the only Florida representative of that genus is differently patterned (info here).
You've nailed the key, and from what I can make out in your image, the wing im cell is triangular (4'), thus supporting the genus Nodita. So, I'd say you're cleared to create a page for your images.

for your help, Stephen.
Added image of forewing cell im on new genus page.

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