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Ascalaphidae is no more.

There's a major paper out on antlion/owlfly classification. The latter has been subsumed within the former. Seems like there are also a few tribal names that are different from what bugguide is using at the moment. The American Nemoleontini are now Glenurini. Menkeleon is moved to Brachynemurini. And so on and so on. I think it's debatable whether all of this tribal nomenclature needs to be represented in the guide. Might be best to have an alphabetical list of genera and explain the actual classification on the info page?

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/syen.12334

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Here's what we have at present on BugGuide.net
Order Neuroptera - Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia - Antlions and Owlflies

Family Ascalaphidae - Owlflies
Genus Ascaloptynx
Genus Haploglenius
Genus Ululodes
Family Myrmeleontidae - Antlions
Tribe Acanthaclisini
Genus Paranthaclisis
Genus Vella
Genus Dendroleon
Tribe Nemoleontini
Genus Euptilon
Genus Glenurus
Genus Purenleon
Genus Menkeleon
Genus Myrmeleon
Tribe Brachynemurini
Genus Peruveleon
Genus Brachynemurus
Genus Chaetoleon
Genus Clathroneuria
Genus Mexoleon
Genus Scotoleon
Family Nymphidae

 
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