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Species Chrysoperla externa

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae (Typical Green Lacewings)
Tribe Chrysopini
Genus Chrysoperla (Common Green Lacewings)
No Taxon (pudica-group)
Species externa (Chrysoperla externa)
Other Common Names
Neotropical green lacewing — Note: applies to members of several genera, including Chrysopodes, Ceraeochrysa, Leucochrysa (both in our area), Gonzaga, and Ungla (both outside of our area)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysoperla externa (Hagen, 1861)
Chrysoperla externa externa (Hagen, 1861)
Chrysoperla externa cocosensis Adams, 1983
Chrysoperla graciana (Navás, 1919)
Chrysoperla reedina (Navás, 1919)
Chrysoperla lanata (Banks, 1910)
Chrysopa reedina Navás, 1919
Chrysopa lanata Banks, 1910
Chrysopa harrisii externa Hagen, 1861
Orig. comb.: Chrysopa externa Hagen, 1861
Explanation of Names
Chrysoperla externa (Hagen, 1861)
externa = from the Latin externa ('outward, external, foreign')
Identification
Noted for the reddish markings on the prothorax (similar to many members of Ceraeochrysa), single narrow red stripe on the genae ("lips"), and pointed hind wingtips.
Range
FL, SC, TX(1)

"This is a fairly common species throughout most of Latin America. In the USA it is restricted to the southern states, including TX." -Dr. Catherine Tauber.
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.