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Family Polystoechotidae - Giant Lacewings

Platystoechotes lineatus Polystoechotes punctata 7.21.09 01 - Polystoechotes punctata Giant Lacewing - Polystoechotes punctata Giant Lacewing? - Polystoechotes punctata Giant Lacewing? - Polystoechotes punctata Unknown-neuroptera? - Polystoechotes punctata unknown - Polystoechotes punctata Could it be Polystoechotidae ?  - Polystoechotes punctata - female
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 Polystoechotidae (Giant Lacewings)
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1); 4 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)
Length to over 50 mm
Wing venation of Polystoechotes punctata:
New World: Platystoechotes lineatus is known from CA, Polystoechotes punctatus, from so. Canada to Panama; the two remaining spp. of the family are known from Chile only(2)
Life Cycle
poorly known
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Rediscovery of Polystoechotes gazullai Navás (Neuroptera: Polystoechotidae)
J.D. Oswald. 1998. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100(3): 389-394.