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Evolution of lacewings and allied orders using anchored phylogenomics (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera)
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Analysis of anchored hybrid enrichment (AHE) data under a variety of analytical parameters recovered a well‐resolved and strongly supported tree for the higher phylogeny of Neuropterida that is highly concordant with previous estimates based on DNA sequence data.
Owlflies are derived antlions: anchored phylogenomics supports a new phylogeny and classification of Myrmeleontidae (Neuroptera)
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A new classification for the antlions is proposed, which synonymizes Ascalaphidae with Myrmeleontidae and divides the family into four subfamilies and 17 tribes, which do not support the current taxonomy.
Neotropical Mecoptera (Insecta): New generic synonymies, new combinations, key to families and genera, and checklist of species
Two Neotropical genera of Mecoptera (Thyridates Navas, 1908, Neobittacus Esben–Petersen, 1914 n. syn.) are synonymized under Bittacus Latreille, 1805. The following are new combinations: Bittacus
Out with the garbage: the parasitic strategy of the mantisfly Plega hagenella mass-infesting colonies of the eusocial bee Melipona subnitida in northeastern Brazil
TLDR
Observations demonstrate that pharate and post-eclosion adults of P. hagenella are perceived differently by colony workers and that delayed adult eclosion is an important functional element in the parasitic life strategy of Hagenella, allowing adults to escape without injury from the bee colonies they parasitize.
Taxonomy of the Brazilian species previously placed in Mantispa Illiger, 1798 (Neuroptera: Mantispidae), with the description of three new species
TLDR
The status of Brazilian Mantispidae (Neuroptera) species originally placed in the Old World genus Mantispa Illiger, 1798 are updated and the illustrated key to subfamilies, genera and species is provided.
Two new species of Dilaridae (Insecta: Neuroptera) with additional notes on Brazilian species
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Two new species of lacewing in the family Dilaridae from northeastern Brazil are described: Nallachius furcatus, n.
Evolution of green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): an anchored phylogenomics approach
TLDR
A phylogeny of green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) using anchored hybrid enrichment data is presented, recovering a strongly supported tree topologically congruent with recently published phylogenies, especially relationships amongst higher‐level groups.
A new species of Spiroberotha Adams 1989 (Neuroptera: Berothidae) and the first record of the genus in Brazil.
TLDR
A new species of Spiroberotha Adams is described, S. tocantinensis n.
New continental record and new species of Austromerope (Mecoptera, Meropeidae) from Brazil
TLDR
It is proposed that Meropeidae originated before continental drift and then divided into two branches, northern and southern, with the breakup of Pangea.
First Record Of The Order Mecoptera (Insecta) For The Gorgona Island (Colombia), With The Description Of A New Species.
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This finding represents the first record of the order Mecoptera for Gorgona Island, a new species of Pazius, and the expansion of the genus distribution in Colombia.
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