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No. 5

April 1995



Newsletter Editor: Norman Penny


Australia: Tim New North America: David Bowles
Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia Alexi Popov Portuguese-speaking World: C. Carvalho
Egypt: S.A. El Arnaouty Russia: V. Krivokhatsky
French-speaking world: Michel Canard Scandinavia: Martin Meinander
German-speaking world: Horst Aspöck Southern Africa: Mervyn Mansell
Hungary: G. Sziraki Spanish-speaking world: Victor Monserrat
Middle East: A. Babi

United Kingdom: Colin Plant



by Nancy Adams

Smithsonian Institution

The following papers are excess duplicates to the National Museums reprint files. In an effort to have this research information in the hands of researchers we are offering these papers free of charge but ask that you would, if possible, send us copies of your entomological research papers. These papers are offered on a first come first serve basis. There could be anywhere from one to a couple hundred copies available of a given paper. So please let me hear from you!

Flint, O.S., Jr. 1983. Nothochauliodes penai, a new genus and species of Megaloptera from Chile (Neuroptera: Corydalidae).

Flint, O.S., Jr. 1991. On the identity of Chloronia bogotana Weele (Neuroptera: Megaloptera: Corydalidae).

Flint, O.S., Jr. 1992. The distribution of the genus Chloronia Banks in Costa Rica (Insecta: Megaloptera: Corydalidae).

Flint, O.S., Jr. 1992. A review of the genus Chloronia in Costa Rica with description of two new species (Neuropterida: Megaloptera: Corydalidae).

Glorioso, M.J. and O.S. Flint, Jr. 1984. A review of the genus Platyneuromus (Insecta: Neuroptera: Corydalidae).

Penny, N.D. and O.S. Flint, Jr. 1982. A revision of the genus Chloronia (Neuroptera: Corydalidae).


Aspöck, H. and U. Aspöck. 1994. Raphidioptera (Snake-flies, camelneck-flies), Chapter 33, pp. 338-339, in I.D. Naumann (editor), Systematic and Applied Entomology, an Introduction. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

Aspöck, U. and H. Aspöck. 1994. Paradoxe Verbreitungsbilder von Neuropteroidea (Insecta: Raphidioptera, Neuroptera). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Öesterrichischer Entomologen 46(1/2):30-44.

Aspöck, U. and H. Aspöck. 1994. Zur Nomenklatur der Mantispiden Europas (Insecta: Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Msueums in Wien 96B:99-114.

Aspöck, U., H. Aspöck and H. Rausch. 1994. Alena (Mexicoraphidia) americana (CARPENTER, 1958): Taxonomie, Systematik, Ökologie und Chorologie (Neuropteroidea: Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 46(3/4):131-139.

Balasubramani, V. and M. Swamiappan. 1994. Development and feeding potential of the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea Steph. (Neur. Chrysopidae) on different insect pests of cotton. Anzeiger für Schadlingskunde Pflanzenschutz Umweltschutz 67(8):165-167.

Brooks, S.J. 1994. A taxonomic review of the common green lacewing genus Chrysoperla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Bulletin of The Natural History Museum (Entomology Series) 63(2):137-210.

Carvalho, C.F. 1992. Analyse des éléments du potentiel reproducteur en vue de la production de Chrysoperla mediterranea (Hölzel, 1972)(Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Thčse du Doctorat de l'Université Paul-Sabatier. Toulouse III, France 31062.

Gonzalez Olazo, E.V. 1992 (1993). A new species of Nomerobius (Neuroptera, Hemerobiidae) from Argentina. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 42(1):109-111.

Gonzalez Olazo, E.V. 1992 (1993). On two new southern genera of Hemerobiidae (Neuroptera, Planipennia). Acta Zoologica Lilloana 42(1)149-154.

Gonzalez Olazo, E.V. 1992 (1993). Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Pirionius Navás, 1928 (Neuroptera, Planipennia). Acta Zoologica Lilloana 42(1):155-164.

Gonzalez Olazo, E.V. 1992 (1993). Notes on Notiobiella rubrostigma Navás, 1914 (Neuroptera, Hemerobiidae). Acta Zoologica Lilloana 42(1):177-178.

Lambkin, K.J. 1994. Palparites deichmuelleri Handlirsch from the Tithonian Solnhofen Plattenkalk belongs to the Kalligrammatidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 68(1-2):163-166.

Lambkin, K.J. and T.R. New. 1994. Australian Mantispidae (Neuroptera): Supplementary Notes 2. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 33(2):117-121.

Legrand, J. & M. Lachaise. 1994. The Dilaridae of Navás preserved in the national collections (MNHN, Paris)(Neuroptera). Revue Francaise d'Entomologie (Nouvelle Série) 16(2):87-92.

Makarkin, V.N. 1994. Upper Cretaceous Neuroptera from Russia and Kazakstan. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (Nouvelle série) 30(3):283-292.

Makarkin, V.N. 1994. The Oriental Hemerobiidae (Insecta, Neuroptera) Described by Nakahara, Waro. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 42(4):917-926.

Matsura, T. and T. Murao. 1994. Comparative study on the Behavioral Response to Starvation in Three Species of Antlion Larvae (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 7(6):873-884.

Nel, A. & M. Henrotay. 1994. Les Chrysopidae mésozoďques. État actuel des connaissances. Description d'un nouveau genre et nouvelle espéce dans le Jurassique inférieur (Lias)(Insecta:Neuroptera). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (Nouvelle série) 30(3):293-318.

New, T.R.. 1994. Neuroptera, Chapter 34, pp. 340-344, in I.D. Naumann (editor), Systematic and Applied Entomology, An Introduction. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

New, T.R. and C.N. Smithers. 1994. Two new species of Myrmeleon L. and new records of Myrmeleontini (Insecta, Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) from Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 114(1-4):189-194.

Oswald, J.D. 1994. Revision of the African silky lacewing genus Zygophlebius Navás (Neuroptera: Psychopsidae). African Entomology 2(2):83-96.

Oswald, J.D. 1994. A new phylogenetically basal subfamily of brown lacewings from Chile (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 25(3):295-302.

Penny, N.D. 1994. A new species of Nallachius (Neuroptera: Dilaridae) from Costa Rica. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 70(4):309-312.

Plant, C.W. 1994. Provisional Atlas of the lacewings and allied insects (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera & Mecoptera) of Britain & Ireland. 203 pp., 73 maps.

Poggi, R. 1992-1993. Catalogue of the Neuropteroidea types kept in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Genoa (Insecta). Annali del Museo Civico di Storria Naturale "Giacomo Doria" 89:571-608.

Stange, L.A. 1994. Reclassification of the New World antlion genera formerly included in the tribe Brachynemurini (Myrmeleontidae). Insecta Mundi 8(1-2):67-119.

Sugg, P.M., L. Greve & S. Edwards. 1994. Neuropteroidea from Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier: dispersal and immigration in volcanic landscapes. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 70(3):212-221.

Sziráki, Gy. 1994. Comparison of two allied green lacewing species: Chrysopa commata Kis et Ujhelyi, 1965 and Chrysopa altaica Hölzel, 1967 (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica Rovartani Közlemények 55:355-358.

Theischinger, G. 1994. Megaloptera, Chapter 32, pp. 334-337, in I.D. Naumann (editor), Systematic and Applied Entomology, An Introduction. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

Wang, R. & D.A. Nordlund. 1994. Use of Chrysoperla spp. (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in augmentative release programmes for control of arthropod pests. Biocontrol News and Information 15(4):51N-71N.

Wells, M.M. 1994. Small Genetic Distances Among Populations of Green Lacewings of the Genus Chrysoperla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 87(6):737-744.

Willman, R. 1994. Liassic Raphidiodea and the phylogeny of the snake-flies (Insecta, Holometabola). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 68(1-2):167-197.

Yang, Xingke. 1993. A new species of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera). Sinozoologica 0(10):153-154.


by David Bowles

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The most recent publication of the candidate/endangered liste (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1994) shows eight species of Neuroptera. They are:

Myrmeleontidae - Distoleon (=Eidoleon) perjerus - Molokai antlion (Hawaii)

Hemerobiidae    - Micromus cookeorum - Cooke's brown lacewing (Hawaii)

                         - Micromus lobipennis - Lobe-winged brown lacewing (Hawaii)

                         - Micromus swezeyi - Swezey's brown lacewing (Hawaii)

                         - Pseudopsectra usingeri - Usinger's brown lacewing (Hawaii)

Chrysopidae     - Nothochrysa californica - San Francisco lacewing (California)

Ithonidae         - Oliarces clara - cheese-weed moth lacewing (Arizona, California)

Most of the candidate neuropterans occur in Hawaii with two other species occurring in California and one in Arizona. All are Category 2 species, or those for which listing is possibly appropriate, but for which persuasive data on biological vulnerability and threat are not currently available to support proposed rules. Most states have a natural heritage and/or endangered species program that receive "Section 6" funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for doing research on endangered, threatened, and candidate species. If you are interested in such work, either on Neuroptera or other invertebrate groups, you should contact the appropriate offices in the states or region of interest for information on research priorities, grant preparation and deadlines for submission. In Texas, we have found that many of the candidate invertebrate species listed by the Fish & Wildlife Service are not deserving of such status either because they are more abundant and widely distributed than previously thought, or the species are synonyms of more common species.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1994. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; animal candidate review for listing as endangered or threatened species; proposed rule. Federal Register 59(219): 58982-59028.


It has been brought to my attention that "Ollie" officially retired from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. in December, 1994. He has had a long and very distinguished career studying aquatic insects, and most neuropterists will be most familiar with his work on Megaloptera. He has described three new species of North American Sialidae, the South American genus Nothochauliodes, a new species of Costa Rican Chloronia, as well as revisions of Neohermes, Chloronia, and Platyneuromus, among other accomplishments.

However, Ollie continues to come into the office on a daily basis, and now freed from bureaucratic drudgery we will probably see many more fine publications eminating from the desk of Oliver S. Flint, Jr.


Dr. John D. Oswald has just accepted a position as Systematic Entomologist in the Department of Entomology at Texas A. & M. University at College Station. He will begin work at this distinguished institution beginning June 1. It is not easy getting a systematics position at U.S. universities these days and John is to be congratulated on being selected from a very prestigious field of candidates.


John Oswald's world bibliography of neuropteroid publications is now available for anyone to use through the California Academy of Sciences electronic gopher. Each reference has a unique number, and this list is expected to be useful in citing confusing publications, such as the multitude of Navás papers in a given year.



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