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1 March 2001 Systematics of Green Lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Larvae of Ceraeochrysa from Mexico
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Currently, 16 species in the green lacewing genus Ceraeochrysa are known from Mexico. Many of these species occur in agricultural situations, and their trash-carrying larvae are attractive candidates for mass-rearing and use in biological control. To facilitate the use of Ceraeochrysa in biological control and to contribute to a better understanding of the phylogenetics of the group, emphasis is placed on systematics. Previously, we described the larvae of seven of the 16 species; here we describe the larvae of five more and provide keys for identifying the larvae of all known Mexican species. We also summarize the little information that is available on the biology of each species.

RESUMEN Actualmente, dieciseis especies de crisópidos del género Ceraeochrysa se conocen de México. Muchas de éstas se encuentran bajo diferentes condiciones agrícolas; sus larvas carga-basura son candidatos atractivos para la cría masiva y utilización en programas de control biológico. Para facilitar el uso práctico de Ceraeochrysa, y contribuir a un mejor entendimiento de las relaciones filogenéticas del grupo, nosotros enfatizamos el desarrollo de la sistemática del género. Previamente describimos siete larvas de las dieciseis especies; en el presente documento describimos cinco más y proporcionamos claves para identificar todos los instares de las especies Mexicanas conocidas. También resumimos la escasa información que existe acerca de la biología de cada especie.

Catherine A. Tauber and Catherine A. Teresa De León "Systematics of Green Lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Larvae of Ceraeochrysa from Mexico," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(2), 197-209, (1 March 2001). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2001)094[0197:SOGLNC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 July 2000; Accepted: 1 December 2000; Published: 1 March 2001
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