Galapagos Species Checklist

Antlions and Lacewings

Antlions and Lacewings are best characterized by their flattened and transparent wings which are filled with a net-like arrangement of veins.
The larvae are predators on other soil- or plant-dwelling insects. Sand-trap pits of antlion larvae are frequently seen in sheltered areas in fine, dry, loose soils of the arid zone of the islands.
Larvae of green and brown lacewings feed on aphids or other small insects on vegetation. Adults may be predators, or may feed on pollen and nectar. They are attracted to lights at night, sometimes in large numbers.

The species composition and distribution of these insects in the Galapagos are now rather well known.

Author: Stewart B. Peck.

Other Contributors: Sandra Abedrabbo, Léon L. Baert, Fabián Bersosa, Ruth Boada, Carolina Calderon, Charlotte Causton, Germania Estévez, Lilian Guzmán, John M. Heraty, Henri W. Herrera, Bernard Landry, María T. Lasso, Maria Piedad Lincango, E. G. Linsley, Yale Lubin, Alejandro Mieles, Renato Oquendo, Helmut W. Rogg, Lázaro Roque-Álbelo, Bradley J. Sinclair, Leslie Usinger.

Last updated: Jan. 28, 2014

Names of taxa included: 11.

Origin of the taxa included: 1 questionable native, 5 endemic, 2 indigenous.

Adding up the number of species in each category will not always equal the total number indicated. Some species have insufficient data to be categorized while others (e.g., category eradicated) will not be included in the total.

Neuroptera Species Checklist

Domain Eukaryota

Kingdom Animalia

Division Arthropoda

Class Insecta

Order Neuroptera

Suborder Hemerobiiformia

Superfamily Hemerobioidea

Family Chrysopidae

Genus Ceraeochrysa

Ceraeochrysa cincta  (Schneider, 1851)

Genus Chrysoperla

Chrysoperla externa  (Hagen, 1861)

Genus Chrysopodes

Chrysopodes nigricubitus  Tauber & Tauber, 2010

Chrysopodes nigripilosa  (Banks, 1924)

Chrysopodes pecki  Tauber & Tauber, 2010

Genus Neosuarius

Neosuarius nigripilosa  (Banks, 1924)

Family Hemerobiidae

Genus Megalomus

Megalomus darwini  Banks, 1924

Genus Sympherobius

Sympherobius barberi  Banks, 1903

Superfamily Hereobioidea

Family Chrysopidae

Genus Chrysoperla

Chrysoperla galapagoensis  (Banks, 1924)

Suborder Myrmeleontiformia

Superfamily Myrmeleontoidea

Family Myrmeleontidae

Genus Galapagoleon

Galapagoleon darwini  (Stange, 1969)

Genus Myrmeleon

Myrmeleon timidus  Gerstäcker, [1888]

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This list should be cited as follows:

Peck, S. B. (2014). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Antlions and Lacewings - FCD Lista de especies de Hormigas león, crisopas de Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: Last updated 28 Jan 2014.