Latest Neuroptera Stories
Simon Fraser University In a new article published in the Journal of Paleontology, two paleontologists, including one from Simon Fraser University, describe the most diverse group of fossilized green lacewing insects known. Green lacewings are familiar to gardeners, who value them in organic pest control, for their consumption of large numbers of aphids. The closest modern relatives to these insects are most diverse in southeastern Australia, the southwestern United States and...
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Green lacewings live in a wide variety of habitats, especially tropical forests. They are delicate green insects with large, lace-like wings. Adults mostly eat flowers, but the larvae are ferocious predators of other insects, using their enormous, sucking tube-like jaws to frequently carry the dead carcasses of their prey on their backs after killing them. A beautiful new species of green lacewing in the genus Semachrysa from the...
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 study has been published recently in the open access journal ZooKeys. The extant silky lacewings (the family Psychopsidae) may be recognized by their broad wing shape, dense venation, spectacularly patterned and hairy wings. Today, this family is very small,...
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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