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Subfamily Chrysopinae - Typical Green Lacewings

Green lacewing - Ceraeochrysa lineaticornis   - Chrysopa oculata Neuroptera? - Eremochrysa Green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea). - Chrysopa nigricornis Chrysopidae - Chrysoperla rufilabris What species of Lacewing?  - Chrysopa nigricornis Subgenus Eremochrysa? - Eremochrysa Green lacewing - Chrysopa oculata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae (Typical Green Lacewings)
Numbers
14 genera* in 3 tribes in our area; 60 genera in 4 tribes worldwide
* Genus not yet in the guide: Plesiochrysa Adams, 1982 (1 sp., FL)
Identification
Belonopterygini: very short prothorax (broader than its length by 1.5 times) and proportionally larger eyes, often bluer in appearance than in other tribes.

Chrysopini: elongate prothorax, antennae comparable to body length (apart from Ceraeochrysa), most species lack a darkened pterostigma (apart from some Eremochrysa)

Leucochrysini: elongate prothorax, antennae significantly longer than body length, most species have a darkened pterostigma (apart from L. arizonensis)