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Subfamily Calomantispinae

Nolima sp. - Nolima dine Nolima dine mantispa - Nolima mantispa - Nolima Nolima dine
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 Mantispidae (Mantidflies)
Subfamily Calomantispinae
Explanation of Names
Calomantispinae Navás 1914
A single genus in our area(1)
Diagnostic characters include(2)(3): Foreleg with two pretarsal claws and a median arolium (Fig. 540); head with vertex domed in frontal view (Fig. 550); pronotum at least twice as long as high in lateral view (Fig. 555); forewing with pterostigmal spot semicircular, entirely dark (Fig. 544).
For Nolima, in the forewing the subcosta meets the costa well before the pterostigma (Fig. 11)(4)
In our area: AZ, TX(1)
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.
2.Family Mantispidae. In: Penny N.D., ed. A guide to the lacewings (Neuroptera) of Costa Rica
Kevin M. Hoffman. 2002. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 53(12): 251-275.
3.Mantispidae (Neuroptera) of Mexico: distribution and key to genera
Reynoso-Velasco D., Contreras-Ramos A. 2008. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 101: 703-712.
4.Studies in North American Mantispidae (Neuroptera)
Rehn J.W. 1939. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 65: 237-264.