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Subfamily Chauliodinae - Fishflies

Fishfly? Nigronia sp? - Nigronia serricornis Dobsonfly? - Neohermes - female Summer Fishfly (Chauliodes pectinicornis) - Chauliodes pectinicornis Corydalidae: Chauliodes rastrocornis - Chauliodes rastricornis - male Unknown insect - Chauliodes rastricornis Dobson fly - Nigronia serricornis Chauliodes rastricornis - male Fish fly sp? - Chauliodes rastricornis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Megaloptera (Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies)
Family Corydalidae (Dobsonflies and Fishflies)
Subfamily Chauliodinae (Fishflies)
Explanation of Names
Chauliodinae Davis 1903
~130 spp worldwide.
6 genera and 18 spp in our area(1):
    Chauliodes — 2 eastern US species (pectinicornis, rastricornis)
    Dysmicohermes — 2 western US species (disjunctus, ingens)
    Neohermes — 5 US species (angusticollis, californicus, concolor, filicornis, matheri)
    Nigronia — 2 eastern species (fasciata, serricornis)
    Orohermes — 1 western US species (crepusculus)
    Protochauliodes — 6 western US species (aridus, cascadius, minimus, montivagus, simplus, spenceri)
Print References
Liu X., Wang Y., Shih C., Ren D., Yang D. (2012) Early Evolution and Historical Biogeography of Fishflies (Megaloptera: Chauliodinae): Implications from a Phylogeny Combining Fossil and Extant Taxa. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40345. (Full Text)
Wang Y., Liu X., Winterton S.L., Yang D. (2012). The First Mitochondrial Genome for the Fishfly Subfamily Chauliodinae and Implications for the Higher Phylogeny of Megaloptera. Mans B.J., ed., PLoS ONE, 7(10):e47302. (Full Text)
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.