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Genus Coniopteryx

Dustywings - Coniopteryx Dustywings - Coniopteryx White bug - Coniopteryx What is this? - Coniopteryx Dustywings - a pastoral encounter - Coniopteryx Dustywing - Coniopteryx micro-mystery - Coniopteryx Dustywing, dorsal - Coniopteryx
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Family Coniopterygidae (Dustywings)
Subfamily Coniopteryginae
Genus Coniopteryx
Explanation of Names
Greek konios (κονιος) 'dusty' + pteryx (πτερυξ) 'wing'
Numbers
17 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, all but 4 in the nominate subgenus; 6 spp. in 2 subgenera represented in e. NA(1)
Range
in our area, most spp. are western, esp. diverse in sw. US(1); C. tineiformis is most likely a true holarctic species, indigenous to NA (György Sziráki, pers. comm. to =v= 25.x.2011)
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.