Latest Neuroptera Stories
In a new article published in the Journal of Paleontology, two paleontologists describe the most diverse group of fossilized green lacewing insects known.
Green lacewings live in a wide variety of habitats, especially tropical forests.
A team of researchers from the Capital Normal University in Beijing (China) and the Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences in Vladivostok (Russia) has discovered a remarkable silky lacewing insect from the Mesozoic of China.
The insect order Neuroptera (net-winged insects) includes the fishflies, snakeflies, lacewings and antlions. The adults of this order possess four membranous wings, with the forewings and hindwings about the same size, and with many veins. They have chewing mouthparts, and undergo complete metamorphosis. There are three suborders: Megaloptera (dobsonflies, fishflies, and alderflies), Raphidiodea (snakeflies), and Planipennia (dusty-wings, lacewings, antlions, and owlflies).
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