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Taxonomy for Neuroptera (Lacewings)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
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Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
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Superorder
Neuropterida (Aspöck, Gusenleithner & Malicky, 1999)
 65 families, 1556 genera, 15025 species
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Order
Neuroptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lacewings) - Systematics
 50 families, 1411 genera, 13846 species
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Families50
Genera1.411
Species13.846
Common namesLacewings, Ant-lions, Mantispids, Antlions, Spongillaflies, Owlflies, Mantisflies, Ant lions, Net-veined insects, Net-winged insects, Mantidflies, Nerve-Winged Insects
German namesNetzflügler, Gitterflügler, Echte Netzflügler
Dutch namesNetvleugeligen
Danish namesNetvinger
Finnish namesVerkkosiipiset, Harsosiipiset
Norwegian namesNettvinger
Swedish namesNätvingar
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)


Ecozones:

Nearctic

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Carboniferous)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesNeuroptera in bacs-s02.bacs.uq.edu.au
Neuroptera in bie.ala.org.au
Neuroptera in darwinfoundation.org
Neuroptera in faunaeur.org
Neuroptera in itis.gov
Neuroptera in papua-insects.nl
Neuroptera in dyntaxa.se
Neuroptera in Wikipedia (English)
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Suborder    Hemerobiiformia (Henry, 1982)
     14 families, 603 genera, 7907 species
Suborder    Myrmeleontiformia (Henry, 1982)
     8 families, 662 genera, 5739 species
Suborder    Nevrorthiformia (Aspöck, 1995)
     1 family, 7 genera, 27 species
Superfamily    Hereobioidea
     0 species
Family    Araripeneuridae (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)
     2 genera, 6 species
Family    Archeosmylidae (Riek, 1953)
     2 genera, 4 species
Family    Babinskaiidae (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)
     2 genera, 8 species
Family    Brongniartiellidae (Martynova, 1949)
     4 genera, 9 species
Family    Dipteromantispidae (Makarkin & Al., 2013)
     2 genera, 4 species
Family    Epigambriidae (Handlirsch, 1939)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Grammolingiidae (Ren, 2002)
     12 genera, 30 species
Family    Grammosmylidae (Panfilov, 1980)
     0 species
Family    Grammostylidae (Panfilov, 1980)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Mesoberothidae (Carpenter, 1991)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Mesopolystoechotidae (Martynova, 1949)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Osmylitidae (Martynova, 1949)
     3 genera, 2 species
Family    Palaemerobiidae (Martynov, 1928)
     2 genera, 4 species
Family    Panfiloviidae (Makarkin, 1990)
     2 genera, 4 species
Family    Parakseneuridae (Yang & Al., 2012)
     3 genera, 16 species
Family    Permithonidae (Tillyard, 1922)
     20 genera, 59 species
Family    Proberothidae (Riek, 1955)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Promegalomidae (Latreille, 1802) (Brown lacewings)
     0 species
Family    Rafaelidae (Nel & Al., 2005)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Rapismatidae (Newman, 1838) (Moth lacewings)
     1 genus, 2 species
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Family    Saucrosmylidae (Ren & Yin, 2003)
     6 genera, 8 species
Family    Sialidopsidae (Zalesskii, 1926)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Solenoptilidae (Handlirsch, 1906)
     3 genera, 4 species
Family    Sympherobiidae
     0 species
Family    Tachinymphidae (Nel, Delclos & Hutin, 2005)
     0 species
Genus    Ceraechrysa - 1 species
Genus    Curgia (Walker, 1860) -> Leucocosmia - 0 species
Genus    Glottopteryx (Makarkin & Archibald, 2005) - 1 species
Genus    Hemerobium (Fabricius, 1783) - 0 species
Genus    Raphida - 1 species
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Last pictures of Neuroptera (Lacewings)
Suche: Neuroptera - Net-winged insects hiding under a leaf
Neuroptera - Net-winged insects hiding under a leaf
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Suche: Myrmeleon formicarius
Myrmeleon formicarius
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Suche: Ant Lion
Ant Lion
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Suche: Net-winged insect - Neuroptera
Net-winged insect - Neuroptera
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Suche: Chrysoperla carnea on glass panel
Chrysoperla carnea on glass panel
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Suche: Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea - view of the underside
Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea - view of the underside
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Suche: Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea
Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderNeuropterida
OrderNeuroptera
Lacewings, Ant-lions, Mantispids, Antlions, Spongillaflies, Owlflies, Mantisflies, Ant lions, Net-veined insects, Net-winged insects, Mantidflies, Nerve-Winged Insects
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Planipennia
Raphidiodea (Latreille, 1810)

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