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quadripunctata or slossonae

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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 Chrysopa (Stink Lacewings)
No Taxon quadripunctata or slossonae
Explanation of Names
Chrysopa quadripunctata Burmeister, 1839
quadripunctata = from the Latin quādrī ('four') + punctāta ('spotted')

Chrysopa slossonae Banks, 1924
slossonae = named after Anna "Annie" Trumbull Slosson, an American entomologist who collected syntype material.
Chrysopa quadripunctata and C. slossonae are reportedly very similar species apart from minute traits of wing venation, and are even capable of hybridization under laboratory conditions. Adults are very similar apart from wing venation. Larval traits differ more greatly, with C. slossonae adapted as a specialist of Prociphilus tesselatus, the woolly alder aphid, and C. quadripiunctata as a generalist. The larvae of C. quadripunctata are known from various plants (including oak species) whereas C. slossonae are collected only on alder.(1)(2)
NC, NH, NY, VA (known range of C. slossonae; C. quadripunctata is widespread)(3)
Where sympatric, separation of adults may not always be possible from photos alone.
Works Cited
1.A new species of Chrysopa from western North America with a key to North American species (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
Penny ND, Tauber C., Leon, 2000. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 93, 776–784.
2.Food specificity in predacious insects: a comparative ecophysiological and genetic study
Townes & Townes. 1987. Evolutionary Ecology, 1, 175-186.
3.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.