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Genus Sisyra

Spongefly - Sisyra vicaria Spongillafly - Sisyra Sisyra nigra Spongillafly IMG_6208 - Sisyra Sisyra sp? - Sisyra vicaria Sisyra vicaria Brown Lacewing - Sisyra apicalis Sisyra vicaria
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Sisyridae (Spongillaflies)
Genus Sisyra
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sisyra Burmeister 1839
Explanation of Names
Apparently from Greek: sisyra (σισυρα) 'goats-hair cloak' or sisyrna (σισυρνα) 'garment of skin'(1)
3 spp. in our area(2)
6-8 mm(3)
Wing venation
most of our area, as follows(4):
S. apicalis se. US (GA-FL-TX) south to Brazil, West Indies
S. nigra (=fuscata) so. Canada and n. US; w. Palaearctic
S. vicaria so. Canada and the US
See Also
Sympherobius spp.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
4.Neuropterida Species of the World catalogue (by J.D. Oswald)