American Insects

Megaloptera and Neuroptera

Works Consulted


What follows is not a comprehensive bilbiography of the four listed Orders, but simply a list of books and articles that were consulted in the writing of the various species pages.

Banks N. 1927. Revision of the Nearctic Myrmeleontidae. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 68(1).

Barrows E.M., Mcintyre A.M., Flint O.S.,Jr. 2005. Alderfly (Neuroptera: Sialidae) Flight Periods, Sex Ratios, and Habitat Use in a Virginia Freshwater Tidal Marsh, Low Forest, and Their Ecotones. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(3):693-9.

Borror D.J. and White R. 1987. A field guide to insects : America north of Mexico. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Bram R.A. and Bickley W.E. 1963. Green Lacewings of the Genus Chrysopa in Maryland (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin A-124:1-18.

Cannings R. and Cannings S. 2006. The Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) of Canada, with notes on morphology, ecology, and distribution. Canadian Entomologist 138(4):531-44.

Contreras-Ramos A. 2011. Phylogenetic review of dobsonflies of the subfamily Corydalinae and the genus Corydalus Latreille (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Zootaxa 2862:1-38.

Davidson J.A. 1969. Rearing Mantispa viridis Walker in the Laboratory (Neuroptera, Mantispidae). Entomological News :29-31.


Davis KC. 1903. Sialidae of north and south america. In: Aquatic insects in new york state. Albany: University of the State of New York. 442 p.

Eaton E.R. and Kaufman K. 2007. Kaufman field guide to insects of North America. New York, N.Y: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Evans A.V. and National Wildlife Federation. 2007. National Wildlife Federation field guide to insects and spiders & related species of North America. New York: Sterling Pub.

Freitas S.d., Penny N.D., Adams P.A. 2009. A revision of the New World genus Ceraeochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 60:503-610.

Garland J.A. and Kevan D.K.M. 2007. Chrysopidae of Canada and Alaska (Insecta, Neuroptera): revised checklist, new and noteworthy
records, and geo-referenced localities. Zootaxa 1486:1-84.

Hamilton R.I.V., Whitaker M., Farmer T.C., Benn A.A., Duffield R.M. 1996. A report of Chauliodes (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) in the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69(3):257-9.

Hayashi F. 1999. Rapid Evacuation of Spermatophore Contents and Male Post-mating Behaviour in Alderflies (Megaloptera: Sialidae). Entomological Science 2(1):49-56.

Henry C.S. 1982. Reproductive and Calling Behavior in Two Closely Related, Sympatric Lacewing Species, Chrysopa oculta and C. Chi (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 84(1):191-203.

Hogue C.L. 1993. Latin American Insects and Entomology. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kricher J. 1997. A Neotropical companion: an introduction to the animals, plants, and ecosystems of the new world tropics. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

LeConte JL, editor. 1859. Complete writings of thomas say on the entomology of north america. New York: Bailliere Brothers.

Lilly C.K., Ashley D.L., Tarter D.C. 1978. Observations on a population of Sialis itasca Ross in West Virginia (Megaloptera: Sialidae). Psyche, 85(2-3), 209-217 .

Locklin J., Arsuffi T., Bowles D. 2006. Life History of Sialis (Megaloptera: Sialidae) in a Lentic and Lotic Ecosystem in Central Texas. The American Midland Naturalist 155:50-62.

Marshall S.A. 2007. Insects : their natural history and diversity : a photographic guide to insects of eastern North America. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly.

Lacewing digital library. Neuropterida species of the world. [Internet]. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University; c2007 [cited 2013 3/28]. Available from: http://www.lacewing.tamu.edu/ .

Pennuto C.M. and Stewart T.J. 2001. Oviposition Site Preference and Factors Influencing Egg Mass Characteristics of the Saw-Combed Fishfly (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) in Southern Maine. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16(2):209-18.

Penny N.D. 1982. Review of the generic level classification of New World Mantispidae (Neuroptera). Acta Amazonica 12(1):209,209-224.

Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Species Catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 50(3):39-114.

Rehn J.W.H. 1939. A Study in North American Mantispidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 65(3):237-63.

Tarter D.C. 1988. New record of the alderfly Sialis vagans for West Virginia (Megaloptera: Sialidae). Entomological News 99(1):63 p.

Tarter D.C. and Watkins W.D. 1974. Distribution of the fishfly genera Chauliodes Latreille and Nigronia Banks in West Virginia. Proc.W.Va.Acad.Sci 46(2):146-9.

Tarter D.C., Watkins W.D., Little M.L. 1975. Life history of the fishfly, Nigronia fasciata (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Psyche 82(1):81-8.

Tarter D.C. and Woodrum J.E. 1973. Distribution and new record of the alderfly Sialis (Megaloptera: Sialidae) in West Virginia. Entomological News 84(5):147-8.

Tarter D.C., Chaffee D.L., Covell C.V., O'Keefe S.T. 2006. New Distribution Records of Fishflies (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) for Kentucky, U.S.a. Entomological News 117(1):41-6.

Tauber C., Tauber M., Albuquerque G.S. 2001. Plesiochrysa brasiliensis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): LarvalStages, Biology, and Taxonomic Relationships. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(6):858-65.

Tauber C.A. 2004. A Systematic Review of the Genus Leucochrysa (Neuroptera:Chrysopidae) in the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(6):1129-58.

Velasco D. and Contreras-Ramos A. 2008. Mantispidae (Neuroptera) of Mexico: Distribution and Key to Genera. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Vol 101, no 4 :703-12.

Whiting M.F. 1991. A distributional study of Sialis (Megaloptera: Sialidae) in North America. Entomological News 102(1):50-6.

Woodrum J.E. and Tarter D.C. 1973. The life history of the alderfly, Sialis aequalis Banks, in an acid mine stream. American Midland Naturalist 89(2):360-8.


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