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Genus Chrysopodes

Green lacewing with reddish-bordered pale dorsal stripe - Chrysopodes collaris Chrysopidae IMG_0296 - Chrysopodes collaris Green Lacewing - Chrysopodes collaris Chrysopodes? - Chrysopodes collaris - female unknown insect - Chrysopodes collaris Another view - Chrysopodes collaris Chrysopodes collaris Green Lacewing... possibly Chrysopodes? - Chrysopodes collaris
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 Chrysopodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysopodes (Neosuarius) Adams & Penny 1985 is the only subgenus in range
Explanation of Names
Chrysopodes Navás, 1913
from the root chrysopa- (referring to green lacewings) + the Ancient Greek -ειδής (-odes) 'resembling'
from the genus Chrysopa, derived from the Latin chrys-, after the ancient Greek χρυσός‎, ('gold') + ōps ('face'), referring to the family's golden eyes
Numbers
contains a single species in our area: collaris(1)
Identification
Chrysopodes: cell im distinctly overlapped by cell r2; clypeus with red lineations (sinistrodextral) as a highly unique trait; head and streak down the body often distinctly white with very stark contrast to the main body color


Chrysoperla: cell im not overlapped by cell r2; clypeus unmarked apart from maybe directly adjacent to the genae; head generally either the body's base green, a pale green, or yellow-green in species that overlap Chrysopodes collaris
Range
Neotropical; one species in FL & TX
Internet References
Key to eastern genera (includes both Chrysoperla and Chrysopodes; compare "first RS cross vein" to the most proximal vein of cell r2)
Figures of Chrysopidae cells (to demonstrate where im and r2 are: 6b is Chrysoperla; Chrysopodes is not illustrated, but compare to 5b or 5c)
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.