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No. 7
September 1996



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



A new refereed journal devoted to Neuropterida has just been announced. The editor will be Victor Monserrat. It is anticipated that the first issue will be free. Publication and reprint costs for subsequent issues have not yet been set. Subject matter will include all aspects of Megaloptera, Neuroptera, and Raphidioptera biology, morphology, systematics, biological control, etc. To obtain more information about issue deadlines, instructions to authors, etc., you can contact Victor Monserrat at: Departamento de Biologia Animal I, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, E-28040, Spain. If no photos or illustrations are included, manuscripts may be sent to him via e-mail at artmad@eucmax.sim.ucm.es.




David Bowles

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

At the recent International Trilateral Commission (U.S.A., Mexico, and Canada Fish and Wildlife Agencies) annual meeting held in Oaxaca, Mexico, I participated in discussions on collecting permits for Mexico and Canada. The following are some important items addressed during these discussions:

A) Jesus Bustamante, Special Agent, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, emphasized that, in addition to a valid collecting permit issued by the host country, the collector also must possess a valid export permit issued by the host country, and for importation into the U.S., an import permit issued by the U.S. (USFWS Form 3-177, Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife). The latter form also must be used when obtaining or returning any borrowed specimens loaned from foreign countries. Agent Bustamante informed the audience that a collecting permit only allows for specimens to be collected and not exported. For U.S. citizens, failure to obtain the necessary permits is a violation of the U.S. Lacey Act. Collectors are advised to coordinate foreign collecting activities with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before actually doing the collecting.

B) For U.S. collectors, requests for collecting permits should be coordinated with the U.S. Embassy in the host country. Such coordination will expedite the permit process. For Mexico, the U.S. Embassy contact is William Gibbons-Fly, Fisheries Attache, American Embassy, Reforma 305, 06500 Mexico City, MEXICO.

C) Rodrigo Medellin, Instituto Nacional de Ecologia, Secretaria del Media Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca, informed the audience that Mexico is in the process of refining its collecting permit acquisition process. They currently are developing a "collecting visa" program for scientists that will be easier and faster to obtain, and can be used by associates of a given project as long as Mexican authorities are aware of the associates' participation in the project. The "collecting visa" program should be operational in about five to six months. Mr. Medillin also stated that as long as representatives of a Mexican agency or university actively participate in a project (i.e., permitted individuals accompany you in the field), you need not obtain a collecting permit yourself. However, you still will need an export permit (and for entry into the U.S.A., a U.S. import permit). Theoretically, permits obtained for work on collaborative projects with Mexco are free of administrative fees.



I have been given the remaining stock of reprints of the classical comparative morphological work by Thomas Acker (1960) on male neuropteroid genitalia. Anyone wishing free copies should request them from Norman D. Penny, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. 94118.



Aspöck, H. 1995. The scientific life achievements of Willy Eglin-Dederding. Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel 45(3):118-134.

Aspöck, H. and U. Aspöck. 1994. Raphidioptera (Snake-flies, camelneck-flies), pp. 338-339, In, Systematic and Applied Entomology: An Introduction, I.D. Naumann (editor). Melbourne University Press: Carlton, Victoria, Australia. vii + 484 pp.

Aspöck, H. and U. Aspöck. 1994. Mongoloraphidia (Hissaroraphidia) karatauica n.sp.: a new species from the Karatau Mountains in the south Kasachstan (Neuropteroidea, Raphidioptera). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 38(4):217-220.

Aspöck, H. and H. Hölzel. 1995. Die Neuropteroidea Europas und des Afrikanischen und Asiatischen Mittelmeerraums: Ein vergleichender Überblick. Galathea 2. Supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. p. 18.

Aspöck, U. and H. Aspöck. 1995. Dilar duelli n.sp.: a new species of the family Dilaridae from Europe (Insecta: Neuropteroidea: Neuroptera). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 47(1-2):49-54.

Aspöck, U. and W.R.B. Hynd. 1995. A new genus and species of Nosybinae (Neuropt., Berothidae) from Eastern Africa. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 131(1572-1575):107-113.

Collins, G.A. 1996. In what Stage does Micromus angulatus (Stephens, 1836) (Neur.: Hemerobiidae) overwinter? The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 108(5-6):147.

Contreras-Ramos, A. 1995. A remarkable range extension for the fishfly genus Dysmicohermes (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Entomological News 106(3):123-126.

Diaz-Aranda, L.M. and V.J. Monserrat. 1994. The larval stages of genus Cunctochrysa Hölzel, 1970 in Europe (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Dtsch. ent. Zeitung (N.F.) 41(1):163-171.

Diaz-Aranda, L.M. and V.J. Monserrat. 1996. On the Larval Stages of Genus Suarius Navás, 1914 in Europe (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 43(1):89-97.

Duelli, P. 1995. Neueste Entwicklungen im Chrysopa carnea-Komplex. Galathea 2. supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. pp. 6-7.

Elliott, J.M. 1995. The effect of temperature on egg haatching for three populations of Sialis lutaria (L.) and two populatios of Sialis fuliginosa Pictet (Megaloptera: Sialidae).

Elliott, J.M. 1996. Temperature-related fluctuations in the timing of emergence and pupation of Windermere alder-flies over 30 years. Ecological Entomology 21(3):241-247.

Elliott, J.M. 1996. British freshwater Megaloptera and Neuroptera: a key with ecological notes. Freshwater Biological Association Scientific Publication. 68 pp.

Fan, R. and Yang, X-k. 1995. The Geographical Distribution of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) in China. Entomotaxonomia 17 (suppl.):39-57.

González López, A.E. 1996. Cría de larvas de mirmeleóntidos (Neuroptera, Plannipennia) y preparación de adultos. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 13:55-58.

Gonzalez Olazo, E.V. 1994. Contribution to the knowledge of the species of Nusalala (Neuroptera, Planipennia, Hemerobiidae) from Argentina. Acta Zoologicaa Lilloana 42(2):215-224. [In Spanish with English summary].

Hayashi, F. 1996. Life Cycle of Protohermes immaculatus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) Accelerated by Warm Water Overflowing a Dam. Aquatic Insects 18(2):101-110.

Heinrich, B. 1996. Flight into the Forest. Wings 19(1):12-14, 17.

Hingle, S. 1995. Paarung und Eiablage bei Myrmeleontiden (Poster-Demonstration). Galathea 2. Supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. p. 14.

Hirata, S., M. Ishii, and Y. Nishikawa. 1995. First Instar Larvae of Mantispids, Mantispa japonica MacLachlan and Eumantispa harmandi (Navás)(Neuroptera: Mantispidae), associating with spiders (Araneae). Japanese Journal of Entomology 63(3):673-680.

Hölzel, H. 1995. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Neuropteren der Arabischen Halbinsel. I. Chrysopidae und Hemerobiidae von Oman und Yemen (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae, Hemerobiidae). Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie 16(25):437-452.

Hölzel, H. 1995. Was ist unter Chrysopa prasina Burmeister, 1839 zu verstehen. Galathea 2. supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. p.3.

Hölzel, H. 1996. Neue Chrysopidae-Spezies aus Afrika. 1. Apochrysa wagneri n.sp. (Neuroptera: Planipennia). Entomologische Zeitschrift 106(3):117-120.

Hölzel, H. and P. Ohm. 1995. Four new Chrysopidae species from the Madagascan subregion (Neuroptera). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 47(3-4):112-118.

Johnson, J.B., P. Duelli and L.M. Wilson. 1995. Sialis nigripes on the Peloponnese: The first record of a megalopteran insect in Greece. Biologia Gallo-Hellenica 21(2):187.

Krakauer, A.H. and C.A. Tauber. 1996. Larvae of Micromus: Generic Characteristics and a Description of Micromus subanticus (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 89(2):203-211.

Krivokhatskii, V.A. 1995. New taxa of Asiatic ant lions (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae). Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye 74(5):33-42.

Krivokhatskii, V.A. and A.V. Zakharenko. 1994. Ant-lions of the genera Euroleon Esben-Petersen, 1918 and Kirghizoleon gen. n. (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) of the Palaearctic. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 73(3):690-699.

Krivokhatskiy, V.A. and A.V. Zakharenko. 1995. Ant-lions of the genera Euroleon Esben-Petersen, 1918 and Kirghizoleon gen. n. (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) of the Palearctic Region. Entomological Review 74(9):34-45.

Letardi, A. [1995] 1994. Ascalafidi: un gruppo di insetti da rincorrere per prati, musei e biblioteche (Neuroptera, Ascalaphidae). Bollettino dell'Associazione Romana di Entomologia 49(3-4):45-54.

Liu, Z. 1995. Two new record Genera and new Species on Coniopteryginae (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae) from China. Entomotaxonomia 17(Suppl.):35-38.

Maes, Jean-Michel and O.S. Flint, Jr. 1994. Dilaridae, Berothidae y Sisyridae (Planipennia): tres familias nuevas para la fauna de Nicaragua. Revista Nicaraguense de Entomologia 29(1994):3-5.

Makarkin, V.N. aand S.K. Kholin. 1995. Sexual diferences in relative length of forewing in Hemerobiidae (Neuroptera). Contributions to Entomology 45(2):421-425.

Marin, F. and V.J. Monserrat. 1995. Contribución al conocimiento de los neurópteros de Valencia (Insecta, Neuroptera). Boletin de la Asociacion Espanola de Entomologia 19(3-4):35-49.

Marin, F. and V.J. Monserrat. 1995. Contribución al conocimiento de los neurópteros de Zaragoza (Insecta, Neuropteroidea). Zapateri, Revista aragonesa de Entomologia 5:109-126.

Marzocchi, L. and R.A. Pantaleoni. 1995. Indagine sui principali entomofagi predatori (Insecta Heteroptera, Neuroptera et Coleoptera) in pereti della Pianura Padana. Bollettino dell' Istituto di Entomologia "Guido Grandi" della Università degli studi di Bologna 49:21-40.

Monserrat, V.J. and J. Bayo. 1995. Nuevos datos sobre los coniopterígidos de Méjico central (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae). Boletin de la Asociacion Espanola de Entomologia 19(3-4):125-130.

Monserrat, V.J. and F. Martin. 1994. Plant substrate specificity of Iberian Chrysopidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Acta Oecologica 15(2):119-131.

Monserrat, V.J. 1995. Nuevos datos sobre los Coniopterigidos de las Regiones Paleártica y Afrotropical (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae). Graellsia 50(1994):109-127.

Monserrat, V.J. 1996. Larval Stages of European Nemopterinae, with Systematic Considerations on the Family Nemopteridae (Insecta, Neuroptera). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 43(1):99-121.

Monserrat, V.J. and F. Marin. 1996. Plant substrate specificity of Iberian Hemerobiidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Journal of Natural History 30(5):775-787.

Ohm, P. 1995. Wer oder was ist Chrysopa abbreviata Curtis 1834? - Eine vorläufige Übersicht. Galathea 2. Supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. pp. 4-5.

Ohm, P. 1995. Coniopterygidae in Bernstein-Einschlüssen, Eine vorläufige Übersicht. Galathea 2. Supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. pp. 19-20.

Ohm, P. and H. Hölzel. 1995. The Neuroptera of the Seychelles. Entomologisches Nachrichtenblatt 2(2-3):1-12.

Oswald, J.D. 1995. Revision of the Southeast Asian Silky Lacewing Genus Balmes (Neuroptera: Psychopsidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 138(1):89-101.

Penalver, E., A. Nel and X. Martinez-Delclos. 1995. New Nothochrysinae from the Spanish Miocene (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de France 100(5):481-487.

Penny, N.D. 1996. A Remarkable new Genus and Species of Ithonidae from Honduras (Neuroptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69(1):81-86.

Penny, N.D. and V.F. Lee. 1996. Types of Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, and Neuroptera (Insecta) in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 49(4):127-149.

Pittman, J.L., T.S. Turner, L. Frederick, R.L. Petersen, M.E. Poston, M. Mackenzie, and R.M. Duffield. 1996. Occurrence of adlerfly larvae (Megaloptera) in a West Virginia population of the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae).

Entomological News 107(3):137-140.

Plant, C.W. 1996. Nineta impunctata (Reuter, 1894)(Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): A green lacewing new to Britain. Entomologist's Gazette 47(2):115-120.

Poinar, G.O. and L.A. Stange. 1996. A new antlion from Dominican amber (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Experientia (Basel) 52(4)P383-386.

Röhricht, W. 1995. Myrmeleon (Morter) bore (Tjeder 1941) in Deutschland. Galathea 2. supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. pp. 11-13.

Rupprecht, R. 1995. Anmerkungen zum Paarungverhalten von Sisyra. Galathea 2. Supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. pp. 15-17.

Ruzicka, Z. 1996. Oviposition-deterring pheromone in Chrysopidae (Neuroptera): Intra- and interspecific effects. European Journal of Entomology 93(2):161-166.

Scherer, M. 1995. Die Besiedlung neuer Lebensräume: Ameisenlöwen und ihre Parasitoide. Galathea 2. supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. p. 10.

Sziráki, G. 1994. Coniopterygidae from the Afrotropical region (Neuroptera). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 40(2):171-184.

Tauber, C.A., J.R. Ruberson and M.J. Tauber. 1995. Size and Morphological Differences Among the Larvae of Two Predacious Species and their Hybrids (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88(4):502-511.

Tauber, C.A., M.J. Tauber, and L.R. Milbrath. 1995. Individual repeatability and geographical variation in the larval behaviour of the generalist predator, Chrysopa quadripunctata. Animal Behaviour 50:1391-1403.

Tröger, E.J. 1995. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen auf Schloss Schwanberg bei Kitzingen. Galathea 2. Supplement. 3. Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. pp. 1-2.

Winterton, S.L. 1995. A new genus and species of Apochrysinae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) from Australia, with a checklist of Australian Chrysopidae. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 34(2):139-145.

Winterton, S.L. 1995. Sexual Dimorphism in Mallada traviata (Banks) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). The Australian Entomologist 22(4):123-124.

Winterton, S.L. and V.A. Brancatini. 1996. New information on Australian Ankylopteryx Brauer and Brinckochrysa Tjeder (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). The Australian Entomologist 23(1):21-26.

Yang, X-k. 1995. The revision on species of genus Dichochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) from China. Entomotaxonomia 17(Suppl.):26-34.

Yasseri, A.M. 1995. Zum Fortpflanzungssystem von Euroleon nostras (Geoffroy)(Myrmeleontidae, Neuroptera, Insecta). Galathea 2. supplement. 3 Treffen deutschsprachiger Neuropterologen. p. 8-10.

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