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Subfamily Megalominae


Revision and cladistic analysis of the world genera of the family Hemerobiidae (Insecta: Neuroptera)
By Oswald J.D.
J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 101: 143-299, 1993

A revision of the Nearctic Hemerobiidae, Berothidae, Sisyridae, Polystoechotidae and Dilaridae (Neuroptera)
By Carpenter F.M.
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts and Sciences 74: 193-280, 1940

Neuroptera (Neuropterida)
By John D. Oswald, Atilano Contreras-Ramos, & Norman D. Penny
Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento. Vol. 3: pp. 559-581, 2002
Oswald, J. D.; Contreras Ramos, A.; Penny, N. D. 2002. Neuroptera (Neuropterida). Pp. 559-581 in Bousquets, J. L.; Morrone, J. J. (eds.). Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento. Vol. 3. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico. x + 690 pp.

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Phylogeny and evolution of Neuropterida: Where have wings of lace taken us?
By Engel M.S., Winterton S.L., Breitkreuz L.C.V.
Ann. Rev. Ent. 63: 531-551, 2018

A few new North American Neuroptera
By Banks N.
Psyche 42: 53–57, 1935

A guide to the lacewings (Neuroptera) of Costa Rica
By Norman D. Penny (author & editor), Kevin M. Hoffman, Martin Meinander, Victor J. Monserrat, Lionel A. Stange
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 53(12): 161-457, 2002
This is an excellent, relatively recent, and richly illustrated treatment of the order Neuroptera in Costa Rica. Although its geographic focus is outside our area, it can still be helpful for BugGuide users in various ways. It is fully accessible online at this link.

For convenient access, linked page numbers for family treatments and figures are given below:

  Family Ascalaphididae:   Text pp. 176-185 (Norm Penny),   Figures: pp. 293-299

Annotated Checklist of the Neuropterida of Virginia (Arthropoda: Insecta)
By Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
Banisteria, number 45, pages 3-47, 2015

New genera and species of Nearctic Neuropteroid insects.
By Banks, N.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 26(3): 239-259., 1900
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Banks, N. 1900. New genera and species of Nearctic Neuropteroid insects. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 26(3): 239-259.