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Subfamily Coniopteryginae

Dustywings - a pastoral encounter - Coniopteryx Coniopterygidae - Semidalis Dustywings Dustywings Dustywing - Coniopteryx Pupa - Semidalis Whitefly? - Conwentzia Larva ? - Coniopteryx
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
33 spp. (of which at least one introduced) in 4 genera in our area, of which 5 spp. in 2 genera reaching Canada(1)
in our area, most spp. are in sw. US, with 12 spp. of 4 genera in e. NA(1)
genus not yet in the guide: Parasemidalis, with a single sp., P. fuscipennis, known to occur in the Palaearctic and a number of US states (MI, FL, AZ-CA)(1) and "somewhat more probable [to be] a true holarctic dustywing, than an introduced one" [in America] (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.