Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Chrysopini

Lacewing, larva - Chrysoperla rufilabris Green Lacewing - Chrysopa oculata - female Green Lacewing larva - Chrysoperla rufilabris Green Lacewing - Chrysopa coloradensis Golden-eyed Lacewing - Chrysopa oculata Golden-eyed Lacewing - Chrysopa oculata green lacewing - Chrysopa quadripunctata Chrysoperla rufilabris ? - Chrysoperla rufilabris
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 Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae
Tribe Chrysopini
11 genera in our area, 17 in the New World(1), >30 total
Still missing in the Guide(1):
Chrysopodes (Neosuarius) Adams & Penny 1985 – Neotropical, one species in FL & TX
Kymachrysa Tauber & Garland 2014 – Nearctic (Canada to montane Mexico), 2 spp., both in our area: K. intacta (Navás 1912) & K. placita [both treated as synonymous under Ceraeochrysa placita in(2)]
Nineta Navás 1912 – Holarctic; 2 spp. in NA (USA, Canada)
Plesiochrysa Adams 1982 – Neotropical, Oriental, Australasia; ~25 spp., 2 in NA (so. US & Mexico)
Works Cited
1.Kymachrysa, a new genus of Nearctic green lacewings (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae, Chrysopini)
Tauber C.A., Garland J.A. 2014. ZooKeys 437: 87-108.
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.