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Size and Morphological Differences Among the Larvae of Two Predacious Species and their Hybrids (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
By Catherine A. Tauber, John R. Ruberson, & Maurice J. Tauber
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88(4) : 502-511, 1995

Food specificity in predacious insects: a comparative ecophysiological and genetic study
By Townes & Townes
Evolutionary Ecology, 1, 175-186, 1987
An analysis of Chrysopa quadripunctata and C. slossonae.

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A new species of Chrysopa from western North America with a key to North American species (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
By Penny ND, Tauber C., Leon,
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 93, 776–784, 2000
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Kymachrysa, a new genus of Nearctic green lacewings (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae, Chrysopini)
By Tauber C.A., Garland J.A.
ZooKeys 437: 87-108, 2014

The taxonomy, life histories, and mating behavior of the green lacewings of Strawberry Canyon (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
By Catherine A. Toschi
Hilgardia 36(11):391-433, 1965

Notable for the descriptions of larvae, especially those of two Meleoma species and Nothochrysa californica.

The Biology of the Chrysopidae
By Roger Cletus Smith
Memoirs of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 58: 1232-1372, 1922

Includes notes on the larvae of a number of eastern species.

Taxonomía y registros de Chrysopidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) en el Estado de Morelos, México
By Luis Aurelio Valencia Luna, Jesús Romero Nápoles, Jorge Valdez Carrasco, José Luis Carrillo Sánchez y Víctor López Martín
Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie), vol. 22, no.1, pp. 17-61, 2006

9 of the 21 listed species also occur in our area: Ceraeochrysa cincta, Cer. cubana, Cer. valida, Chrysoperla comanche, Chr. rufilabris, Eremochrysa hageni, Leucochrysa americana (=L. texana), Plesiochrysa brasiliensis, and Yumachrysa apache.


"A total of 21 species of Chrysopidae occurring in the State of Morelos are presented, these are included in nine genera in the subfamily Chrysopinae. A key is given for the genera as well as keys to species in each genus and diagnosis and distribution data for each species. The identified species were as follows: Ceraeochrysa cincta (Schneider), Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen), Ceraeochrysa everes (Banks), Ceraeochrysa sanchezi (Navás), Ceraeochrysa valida (Banks), Chrysopa sp., Chrysoperla comanche (Banks), Chrysoperla exotera (Navás), Chrysoperla rufilabris (Burmeister), Eremochrysa hageni Banks, Leucochrysa maculata Navás, Leucochrysa pretiosa Banks, Leucochrysa texana Adams, Meleoma antennensis Tauber, Meleoma colhuaca Banks, Meleoma mexicana Banks, Meleoma pipai Tauber, Meleoma tezcucana (Banks), Plesiochrysa brasiliensis (Schneider), Plesiochrysa elongata (Navás) y Yumachrysa apache (Banks); 15 species are new records for Morelos, one of which (P. elongata) is a new record for Mexico. Ceraeochrysa and Meleoma were the genera with the largest number of species although Ceraeochrysa was the genus with the largest number of individuals. The most important species as far as their abundance in descending order were: Ceraeochrysa cincta, C. valida, C. cubana, Leucochrysa texana y Chrysoperla comanche."

Systematics and Evolution of the Family Chrysopidae (Neuroptera), with an Emphasis on their Morphology
By Laura C.V. Breitkreuz
University of Kansas [dissertation], 2018

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