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Species Chrysoperla rufilabris - Red-lipped Green Lacewing

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A new look at adaptive body coloration and color change in “Common Green Lacewings” of the genus Chrysoperla
By Peter Duelli, James B. Johnson, Mario Waldburger, & Charles S. Henry
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107(2): 382-388, 2014
Full title: A new look at adaptive body coloration and color change in “Common Green Lacewings” of the genus Chrysoperla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae).


Systematics of North American chrysopid larvae: Chrysopa carnea group (Neuroptera)
By Catherine A. Tauber
The Canadian Entomologist 106(11), 1974


Note: The taxonomy is a bit out of date and differs to that used by BugGuide. The presented "carnea group" corresponds to the current treatment of the genus Chrysoperla (including both the carnea and pudica groups), and the presented "Chrysop carnea" refers to unconsolidated members of the Chrysoperla carnea group including C. plorabunda.

A taxonomic review of the common green lacewing genus Chrysoperla
By Brooks SJ
Bull. Br. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 63(2): 137-210 , 1994

includes key to world species

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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