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No. 9
June 1999



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


It is not too early to start making plans for the Seventh International Congress of Neuropterology, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 6-10 August 2000. There will be two trips planned for after the meetings. This symposium will be directed by G. Szirakí, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Baross u. 13., H-1088, Budapest, Hungary (e-mail: sziraki@zoo.zoo.nhmus.hu).


The Phillip A. Adams collection and library have been donated to the California Academy of Sciences. There are many loaned specimens associated with this collection that have been carefully marked as to ownership. I will be returning these specimens to the collection of origin as fast as feasible. Also included with the library were reprints of many of his scientific publications, which I am sure he would want dispersed among his scientific colleagues. If you have any questions about loans or would like to have reprints, please contact me at CAS.


Victor Monserrat has just come out with the first issue of the Journal of Neuropterology. We should all try to support this journal with both institutional and personal subscriptions because of its value as a focus for publishing scientific results of Neuropterida studies. Yearly subscription rates are 40 pounds sterling and should be sent to the International Association of Neuropterology, c/o The Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh University Branch, 61 Forest Road, Edinburgh EHI 2QP, Scotland (account number 83-19-09-00255631). More information can be obtained on the internet at http://www.ucm.es/info/zoo/JofN.htm, or by contacting Victor Monserrat for manuscripts and Andrew Whittington about subscriptions.


I often ask myself, what are the major needs for research on the Neuropterida? We have such diverse interests that seemingly nothing can fit the needs of everyone. I, myself, am especially interested in neuropteran identification and the necessary literature, specimens, and access to help me develop this interest. The working group in England appears to be particularly keen on geographical distribution information. Others find fascinating the ecology, biology, and control of pests by neuropterans. However diverse our interests, we all have two things in common - that interest in neuropterans and a link to the scientific names of the organisms we wish to study. In recent years there have been many fine publications helping us to develop our interests, but I feel that one key element is still missing that would help us enormously. One comprehensive list of all valid names of neuropterans would form an anchor to which each one of us could link taxonomic information, distributions, biologies, ecological information, photos, reference collections among other things. In recent years several monographs have appeared which contain the valid names of Raphidioptera, Chrysopidae, Hemerobiidae and others. I think that the time has come to put it all together with a comprehensive, frequently updated list that is accessible to the public. This list would be a very valuable tool to help us all to consolidate our current information base and allow us to progress more rapidly.

Comments and thoughts on this and any other issue are welcomed for future issues of this newsletter.


Abraham, L. and Z. Papp. 1994. Mantispid species in the Hungarian fauna with some taxonomic remarks (Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Folia Hist. Nat. Mus. Matraensis 19:69-75.

Abraham, L. and Z. Papp. 1994. The story of the researches on the Hungarian neuropterous fauna. Somogyi Muzeumok Kozlemenyei 10:159-182. (In Hungarian with English and German summary).

Aspöck, H. 1999. Descriptions and illustrations of Mantispidae in the early entomological literature, and Austria's contribution to mantid-fly research (Neuropterida: Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:209-???.

Aspöck, H., U. Aspöck and H. Rausch. 1999. Biologische und chorologische Charakterisierung der Raphidiiden der östlichen Paläarktis und Verbreitungskarten der in Kasachstan, Kirgisistan, Usbekistan, Turkmenistan und Tadschikistan nachgewiesenen Arten der Familie (Neuropterida: Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:59-84.

Aspöck, U. and H. Aspöck. 1994. Zur Nomenklatur der Mantispiden Europas (Insecta: Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 96B:99-114.

Aspöck, U. and H. Aspöck. 1998. Intra- and interspecific differentiations in the genus Nodalla (Neuroptera: Berothidae) in the eremic of the Western Palaearctic. Entomologia Generalis 23(1-2):39-76.

Aspöck, U. and H. Aspöck. 1999. Camelnecks, Alderflies, Antlions ... What are they? (Insecta: Neuropterida: Raphidioptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera. Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:1-34.

Bergeson, E. and F.J. Messina. 1998. Effect of a co-occurring aphid on the susceptibility of the Russian wheat aphid to lacewing predators. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 87(1):103-108.

Boo, K.S., I.B. Chung, K.S. Han, J.A. Pickett and L.J. Wadhams. 1998. Response of the lacewing Chrysopa cognata to pheromones of its aphid prey. Journal of Chemical Ecology 24(4):631-643.

Bozsik, J. 1994. Community-, feeding- and toxicological studies on Hungarian green lacewings (Planipennia: Chrysopidae) in connection with the biological control. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Gödölló:1-123. (In Hungarian)

Brooks, S.J. 1997. An overview of the current status of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) systematics. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 44(2):267-275.

Brushwein, J.R., J.D. Culin, and K.M. Hoffman. 1995. Development and Reproductive Behavior of Mantispa viridis Walker (Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Journal of Entomological Science 30(1):99-111.

Brushwein, J.R., K.M. Hoffman, and J.D. Culin. 1995. Seasonal Phenology and Overwintering of Mantispa viridis Walker (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) in South Carolina. Journal of Entomological Science 30(1):112-119.

Canard, M. 1998. Life history stragies of green lacewings in temperate climates: a review (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Acta Zool. Fennica 209:65-74.

Canard, M., R. Cloupeau and P. Leraut. 1998. Les Chrysopes du genre Nineta Navás, 1912, en France (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 103(4):327-336.

Canas, L.A. and R.J. O'Neil. 1998. Applications of sugar solutions to maize, and the impact of natural enemies on Fall Armyworm. International Journal of Pest Management 44(2):59-64.

Chang, G.C. 1998. Chrysoperla plorabunda (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) larvae feed disproportionately on thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in the field. Canadian Entomologist 130(4):549-550.

Clark, T.L. and F.J. Messina. 1998. Foraging Behavior of Lacewing Larvae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Plants with Divergent Architectures. Journal of Insect Behavior 11(3):303-317.

Cohen, A.C. and L.K. Smith. 1998. A new concept in artificial diets for Chrysoperla rufilabris: the Efficacy of solid Diets. Biological Control 13(1):49-54.

Contreras-Ramos, A. 1997. Clave para la determinación de los Megaloptera (Neuropterida) de Mexico. Dugesiana 4:51-61.

Contreras-Ramos, A. 1999. List of Species of neotropical Megaloptera (Neuroptera).   Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 101(2):274-284.

Contreras-Ramos, A. 1999. Mating behavior of Platyneuromus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), with life history notes on dobsonflies from Mexico and Costa Rica. Entomological News 110:125-135.

Contreras-Ramos, A. and S.C. Harris. 1998. The immature stages of Platyneuromus (Corydalidae), with a key to the genera of larval Megloptera of Mexico. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 17(4):489-517.

Czechowska, W. 1997. A comparative analysis of the structure of Neuropteroidea communities of tree canopies in linden-oak-hornbeam forests, light oak forests, mixed coniferous forests and pine forests. Fragmenta Faunistica 40(12):127-168.

Daane, K.M. and J.W. Dlott. 1998. Native gray ant has beneficial role in peach orchards. California Agriculture 52(6):25-31.

Dinter, A. 1998. Intraguild predation between erigonid spiders, lacewing larvae and carabids. Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 122(4):163-167.

Dubatolov, V.V. 1998. A Review of the Neuropteroidea (Insecta, Neuropteroidea: Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, Neuroptera) of West Siberia, pp. 113-123, In, N.A. Utkin, ed., The Invertebrate Animals of the South Transural Region and Neighboring Territories. Kurgan State University Publishing House, Kurgan, Russia. 368 pp. [In Russian].

Duelli, P. 1999. Honeydew and silent songs: habitat and partner finding in green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:35-48.

Frick, K.E. 1949. Two Hundred and First Meeting Pacific Coast Entomological Society - Minutes. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 25(1):44-45.

Gepp, J. 1999. The value of Neuroptera (Neuropterida) as bio-indicator taxa. Suitability as a model-group, choice of methods, examples and a discussion of possible questions. (Neuropterida). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:167-208.

Giles, D.K. and L.R. Wunderlich. 1998. Electronically controlled delivery system for beneficial insect eggs in liquid suspensions. Transactions of the ASAE 41(3):839-847.

Greve, L. 1997. The family Coniopterygidae (Neuroptera) in Norway. Fauna norv. Ser. B 44:143-157.

Harrison, S.J. and P.K. McEwen. 1998. Acid hydrolysed L-tryptophan and its role in the attraction of the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuropt., Chrysopidae). Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 122(6):343-344.

Hauber, M.E. 1999. Variation in pit size of antlion (Myrmeleon carolinus) larvae: the importance of pit construction. Physiological Entomology 24(1)37-40.

Hayashi, F. and S.-i. Suda. 1995. Sialidae (Megaloptera) of Japan. Aquatic Insects 17(1):1-15.

Hilbeck, A., M. Baumgartner, P.M. Fried, and F. Bigler. 1998. Effects of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis corn-fed prey on mortality and development time of immature Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Environmental Entomology 27(2):480-487.

Hilbeck, A., W.J. Moar, M. Pusztal-Carey, A. Filippini, and F. Bigler. 1998. Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab Toxin to the Predator Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Environmental Entomology 27(5):1255-1263.

Hölzel, H. 1999. The Nemopterids (spoon-winged lacewings and thread-winged lacewings) of Arabia. A Contribution to the knowledge of the Neuropterida of the Arabian Peninsula. (Neuropterida: Neuroptera: Nemopteridae). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:129-146.

Hölzel, H., P. Ohm and M. Stelzl. 1997. Chrysopidae von Namibia (Neuroptera, Chrysopinae). Mitt. Münch. Ent. Ges. 87:47-71.

Jaglarz, M.K. and S.M. Bilinski. 1998. Organization of the egg chambers in Hydradephaga (Insecta, Coleoptera-Adephaga) and its phylogenetic significance. Folia Biologica - Krakow 46(1-2):55-60.

Kral, K. and M. Stelzl. 1998. Daily visual sensitivity pattern in the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). European Journal of Entomology 95:327-333.

Krivokhatsky, V.A. 1997. A new and little known Species of Ant-Lions (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) from Indo-China. Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye 76(3):631-640.

Krivokhatsky, V.A. 1998. Ant-lions (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) of Russia - Biodiversity and Zoogeography. Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Entomological Society. The Problems of Entomology in Russia 1:215.

Krivokhatsky, V.A. 1998. Zoolgeography of Palaearctic antlions (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae). Report of the 51th Annual Reading in memory of Nicolai Alexandrovich Holodkovskij. St. Petersburg. 90 pp.

Krivokhatsky, V.A. and D.D. Piryulin. 1997. Composition, Origin and Current Changes of Myrmeleontidae (Neuroptera) Fauna in the Aral Sea Region. Zoologicheskiy Zhurnal 76(10):1150-1159.

Kubrakiewicz, J., I. Jedrzejowska, and S.M. Bilinski. 1998. Neuropteroidea - different ovary structure in related groups. Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica. 36(4):179-187.

Letardi, A. 1998. Present knowledge of Italian Neuropterida: history, distribution and current problems. Acta Zool. Fennica 209:145-149.

Lucas, E. 1998. How do ladybirds [Coleomegilla maculata lengi (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)] feed on green lacewing eggs [Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)]?. Canadian Entomologist 130(4):549-550.

Makarkin, V.N. 1995. Notes on Palearctic Hemerobiidae (Neuroptera). I. Introduction and genus Wesmaelius Kruger, 1922. Part 1. Subgenus Wesmaelius. Far Eastern Entomologist 24:1-13.

Makarkin, V.N. 1996. Notes on Palearctic Hemerobiidae (Neuroptera). I. Introduction and genus Wesmaelius Kruger, 1922. Part 2(1). Subgenus Kimminsia Killington 1937. Far Eastern Entomologist 31:1-16.

Makarkin, V.N. 1996. Notes on Palearctic Hemerobiidae (Neuroptera). I. Introduction and genus Wesmaelius Kruger, 1922. Part 2(2). Subgenus Kimminsia Killington 1937. Far Eastern Entomologist 32:17-34.

Mansell, M. 1999. Evolution and success of antlions (Neuropterida: Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:49-58.

McEwen, P. and J.D. Oswald. 1998. Neuroptera on the Internet. Acta Zool. Fennica 209:151-152.

Meinander, M. 1998. Coniopterygidae (Neuroptera) from southern and eastern Africa. African Entomology 6(1):117-146.

Monserrat, V.J. 1998. Nuevos datos sobre los coniopterígidos de Zimbabwe y Zambia (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae). Journal of Neuropterology 1:5-15.

Monserrat, V.J. 1998. Nuevos datos sobre los hemeróbidos de América (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae). Journal of Neuropterology 1:109-153.

Morris, T.I., M. Campos, M.A. Jervis, P.K. McEwen and N.A.C. Kidd. 1998. Potential effects of various ant species on green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuropt. Chrysopidae) egg numbers. Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 122(7):401-403.

Napolitano, J.F. 1998. Predatory behavior of a pit-making antlion, Myrmeleon mobilis (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Florida Entomologist 81(4):562-566.

New, T.R. 1997. Neuroptera of Australia: Faunal elements, diversity and relationships. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 44(2):259-265.

New, T.R. 1998. Exploring the boundaries of environmental stress and fluctuating asymmetry: is Eumantispa (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) exceptional? Journal of Insect Conservation 2:95-97.

New, T.R. 1999. Neuroptera and Biological Control (Neuropterida). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:147-166.

Ohm, P. and H. Hölzel. 1998. A contribution to the knowledge of the neuropterous fauna of the Comoros: The Neuroptera of Mayotte. Acta Zool. Fennica 209:183-194.

Oswald, J.D. 1994. Two new South American Species of the genus Kempynus Navás (Neuroptera: Osmylidae: Kempyninae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 96(2):367-372.

Oswald, J.D. 1996. A new brachypterous Nusalala species from Costa Rica, with comments on the evolution of flightlessness in brown lacewings (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae). Systematic Entomology 21:343-352.

Oswald, J.D. 1997. Review of the sejunctus Species Group of the Split-footed

Lacewing Genus Osmylops Banks (Neuroptera: Nymphidae), with Remarks on the Functional Morphology of Terminalic Coupling. Australian Journal of Entomology 36:351-358.

Oswald, J.D. 1998. Rediscovery of Polystoechotes gazullai Navás (Neuroptera: Polystoechotidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 100(3):389-394.

Oswald, J.D. 1998. Osmylops Banks (Neuroptera: Nymphidae): Generic Review and Revision of the armatus Species Group. Journal of Neuropterology 1:79-108.

Oswald, J.D. 1998. Annotated Catalogue of the Dilaridae (Insecta: Neuroptera) of the World. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 141:115-128.

Phoofolo, M.W. and J.J. Obrycki. 1998. Potential for intraguild predation and competition among predatory Coccinellidae and Chrysopidae. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 89(1):47-55.

Prost, A. 1995. Révision des Palparinae d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 100(1):79-107.

Redborg, K.E. 1998. Biology of the Mantispidae. Annual Review of Entomology 43:175-194.

Rumpf, S., C. Frampton and B. Chapman. 1997. Acute toxicity of insecticides to Micromus tasmaniae (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) and Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera:Chrysopidae): LC50 and LC90 estimates for various test durations. Journal of Economic Entomology 90(6):1493-1499.

Rumpf, S., C. Frampton, D.R. Dietrich. 1998. Effects of conventional insecticides and insect growth regulators on fecundity and other life-table parameters of Micromus tasmaniae (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 91(1):34-40.

Ruzicka, Z. and J. Havelka. 1998. Effects of oviposition-deterring pheromone and allomones on Aphidoletes aphidimyza (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). European Journal of Entomology 95(2):211-216.

Senior, L.J. and P.K. McEwen. 1998. Laboratory study of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuropt., Chrysopidae) predation on Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Hom., Aleyrodidae). Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 122(2-3):99-101.

Shields, K.S. and R.J. Pupedis. 1997. Morphology and surface structure of Mantispa sayi (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) eggs. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 90(6):810-813.

Szentkirályi, F. 1997. Seasonal flight patterns of some common brown lacewing species (Neuroptera, Hemerobiidae) in Hungarian agricultural regions. Biologia, Bratislava 52(2):291-302.

Szentkirályi, F., C.W. Plant, A. Honek, and A. Riley. 1995. Latitudinal variation in seasonal flight pattern of European brown lacewing (Neuroptera, Hemerobiidae), In, A. Demeter and L. Peregovits (Eds.) Ecological Processes: Current Status and Perspectives.

Abstracts of the 7th European Ecological Congress, Budapest: 68.

Sziráki, Gy. 1994. Occurrence of Helicoconis transsylvanica Kis, 1965 (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae) in Hungary, with remarks on the knowledge of the male genitalia. Folia Entomologica Hungarica: 408-409.

Sziráki, Gy. 1994. A contribution to the knowledge of Neuropteroidea of Korea. Proceedings of the First Korean-Hungarian Joint Seminar on the Biota of Korea. Soeul-Budapest, 1994:61-69.

Sziráki, Gy. 1994. Coniopterygidae from the Afrotropical Region (Neuroptera). Acta Zoologica Hungarica 40:171-184.

Sziráki, Gy. 1997. Data to the coniopterygid Fauna of Yemen, with description of twelve new species (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 43(3):271-294.

Tauber, C.A., T. De León, J. I. Lopez Arroyo, and M.J. Tauber. 1998. Ceraeochrysa placita (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Generic Characteristics of Larvae, Larval Descriptions, and Life Cycle. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91(5):608-618.

Theischinger, G. 1999. Inventory of Australian Megaloptera larvae and resulting implications for the classification of the group (Insecta: Neuropterida). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:85-100.

Thompson, S.N. 1999. Nutrition and culture of entomophagous insects. Annual Review of Entomology 44:561-592.

VanZyl, A., M.C. VanDErWesthuizen and T.C.D. VanDerLinde. 1998. Aspects of excretion of antlion larvae (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) during feeding and non-feeding periods. Journal of Insect Physiology 44(12):1225-1231.

Vasquez, E.E., D.J. Schuster, and W.B. Hunter. 1998. Alternative method for encapsulation of artificial diet used in rearing Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen) larvae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of Entomological Science 33(3):316-318.

Vidlicka, L. 1994. Flight activity of some Planipennia species. Biologia, Bratislava 49:729-737.

Volkovich, T.A. 1997. Effect of onstant and variable Temperature on Diapause Induction in the Lacewing Chrysopa phyllochroma Wesm. (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye 76(2):241-250. (In Russian with an English abstract).

Volkovich, T.A. and N.A. Orlova. 1998. Comparative Analysis of the seasonal Development of two Species of Lacewings (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae) in the Forest-Steppe Zone of Russia. Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye 77(1):3-16.

Weissmair, W. 1999. Preimaginal stages, biology and ethology of European Sisyridae (Neuropteraida: Neuroptera). Stapfia 60, zugleich Kataloge des OÖ, Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 138:101-128.

Whittington, A.E. 1998. Sympherobius klapaleki Zeleny (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) new to Britain. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 110:288-289.

Wilson, P.J. and A.S. Methven. 1997. Lichen use by larval Leucochrysa pavida (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Bryologist 100(4):448-453.

Winterton, S.L. 1995. A New Species of Mallada Navás (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) from Australia with a Key to Species. Journal of the Australian entomological Society 34:23-27.

Wunderlich, L.R. and D.K. Giles. 1999. Field assessment of adhesion and hatch of Chrysoperla eggs mechanically applied in liquid carriers. Biological Control 14(3):159-167.

Yang, I.F., J.T. Lin and C.Y. Wu. 1998. Fine structure of the compound eye of Mallada basalis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91(1):113-121.

Yang, X.-k. 1998. Discussion on the Scientific Name of Chrysopa pallens (Rambur) and related Questions. Acta Entomologica Sinica 41(1):106-107.

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