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Published: 2019-06-05
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A new genus of giant lacewing (Insecta, Neuroptera, Ithonidae) from the Middle Jurassic of China

School of Life Sciences, Guangzhou University, #230 Waihuanxi Road, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou 510006, PR China.
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China.
State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China.
College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, 105 Xisanhuanbeilu, Haidian District, Beijing 100048, PR China.
Neuroptera new species polystoechotid fossil Mesozoic


A new genus and species of Ithonidae, Puripolystoechotes pumilus gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China. The new genus is distinguished by possessing a hind wing with a simple humeral vein, only three ra-rp crossveins, M forked slightly distal to origin of RP1, and wing membrane without color pattern. This is the third ithonid genus from this locality, showing interesting morphological similarity with the other ithonids from the same locality and period.



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