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Published: 2021-05-28
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Papers published in Zootaxa concerning Neuropterida

ENEA C.R. Casaccia, Roma, 00123, Italy.
Department of Biology, Missouri State University, 901 south National Ave., Springfield Missouri, USA 65897.
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.
Neuropterida numerosity authorship critical aspects


In the first twenty years of the publication of Zootaxa, more than two hundred papers have appeared in this journal that address the Neuropterida, which collectively includes the [Neuroptera+Raphidioptera]+Megaloptera sections (initially “Minor orders” section). A dozen submitted manuscripts were rejected before the review process, and another dozen submissions were rejected following the peer review process. Additional content and general submission history of these contributions is summarized here. These various contributions highlight the growing body of research on the Neuropterida and the importance of Zootaxa as a key journal for publishing and disseminating this research.



  1. Ardila-Camacho, A. & Garcia, G.A. (2015) Mantidflies of Colombia (Neuroptera, Mantispidae). Zootaxa, 3937 (3), 401–455.

    Archibald, S.B. & Makarkin, V. (2015) The second genus and species of the extinct neuropteroid family Corydasialidae, from early Eocene McAbee, British Columbia, Canada: do they belong to Megaloptera? Zootaxa, 4040 (5), 569–575.

    Archangelsky, M., Pessacq, P. & Berrondo, M. (2017) Description of the larva of Ilyobius chilensis (McLachlan) (Megaloptera: Sialidae) and notes on the adult morphology. Zootaxa, 4318 (1), 177–186.

    Azevêdo, C.A.S. & Hamada, N. (2006) Description of last-instar larva of Corydalus nubilus Erichson, 1848 (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) and notes on its bionomics. Zootaxa, 1177, 57–68.

    Azevêdo, C.A.S. & Hamada, N. (2007) Description of the larvae of Corydalus batesii MacLachlan and C. ignotus Contreras-Ramos (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) with notes on life history and behavior. Zootaxa, 1631, 33–45.

    Badano, D. & Pantaleoni, R.A. (2014a) The larvae of European Myrmeleontidae (Neuroptera). Zootaxa, 3762, 1–71.

    Badano, D. & Pantaleoni, R.A. (2014b) The larvae of European Ascalaphidae (Neuroptera). Zootaxa, 3796 (2), 287–319.

    Bakkes, D.K., Sole, C.L. & Mansell, M.W. (2017) Revision of Afrotropical silky lacewings (Neuroptera: Psychopsidae). Zootaxa, 4362 (2), 151–212.

    Bowles, D.E. & Contreras-Ramos, A. (2016) First record of the family Sialidae (Megaloptera) from Thailand and description of the female and putative larva of Indosialis bannaensis. Zootaxa, 4114 (4), 485–491.

    Canbulat, S. (2007) A checklist of Turkish Neuroptera with annotating on provincial distribution. Zootaxa, 1552, 35–52.

    Cao, C.Q. & Liu, X.Y. (2013) Description of the final-instar larva and pupa of Acanthacorydalis orientalis (McLachlan, 1899) (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) with some life history notes. Zootaxa, 3691 (1), 145–152.

    Cao, C.Q., Tong, C., Chen, S.Z., Liu, Z.W., Xu, F.Q., Liu, Q. & Liu, X.Y. (2016) First description and bionomic notes for the final-instar larva and pupa of an Oriental dobsonfly species, Neoneuromus sikkimmensis (van der Weele, 1907) (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Zootaxa, 4179 (2), 288–294.

    Cardoso-Costa, G., Azevêdo, C.A.S. & Ferreira, N. Jr. (2013) New genus and new species of Chauliodinae (Insecta: Megaloptera: Corydalidae) from Brazil. Zootaxa, 3613 (4), 391–399.

    Carvalho Assmar, A. & Falcão Salles, F. (2017) Taxonomic and distributional notes on Spongilla-flies (Neuroptera: Sisyridae) from Southeastern Brazil with first interactive key to the species of the country. Zootaxa, 4273 (1), 80–92.

    Chang, W.C., Hayashi, F., Liu, X.Y. & Yang, D. (2013) Discovery of the female of Protohermes niger Yang & Yang (Megaloptera: Corydalidae): Sexual dimorphism in coloration of a dobsonfly revealed by molecular evidence. Zootaxa, 3745 (1), 84–92.

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

    Devetak, D., Klokocovnik, V., Lipovsek, S., Bock, E. & Leitinger, G. (2013) Larval morphology of the antlion Myrmecaelurus trigrammus (Pallas, 1771)(Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae), with notes on larval biology. Zootaxa, 3641 (4), 491–500.

    Devetak, D., Lipovsek, S. & Pabst, M.A. (2010) Larval morphology of the antlion Neuroleon microstenus (McLachlan, 1898)(Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae), with notes on larval biology. Zootaxa, 2428, 55–63.

    Duelli, P. & Henry, C.S. (2020) A species continuum exists between Pseudomallada prasinus and P. abdominalis (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Zootaxa, 4845 (3), 357–374.

    Duelli, P. & Obrist, M.K. (2019) In search of the real Pseudomallada prasinus (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Zootaxa, 4571 (4), 510–530.

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

    Grimaldi, D.A. & Engel, M.S. (2005) Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. xv + 755 pp.

    Hassan, M.A., Oswald, J.D., Zia, A. & Liu, X.-y. (2019) Neuropterida (Insecta: Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, Neuroptera) of Pakistan: a catalogue and faunistic review. Zootaxa, 4686 (4), 497–541.

    Jepson, J.E. (2015) A review of the current state of knowledge of fossil Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Zootaxa, 3964 (4), 419–432.

    Jepson, J.E. & Heads, S.W. (2016) Fossil Megaloptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Zootaxa, 4098 (1), 134–144.

    Jiang, Y.L., Yang, F., Yang, D. & Liu, X.Y. (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome of a Neotropical dobsonfly Chloronia mirifica Navás, 1925 (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), with phylogenetic implications for the genus Chloronia Banks, 1908. Zootaxa, 4162 (1), 46–60.

    Jiang, Y.L., Zhou, Y.J., Wang, Y.R., Yue, L., Yan, Y., Wang, M.Q. & Liu, X.Y. (2015) Complete mitochondrial genomes of two Oriental dobsonflies, Neoneuromus tonkinensis (van der Weele) and Nevromus exterior (Navás) (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), and phylogenetic implications of Corydalinae. Zootaxa, 3964 (1), 44–62.

    Li, D., Aspöck, H., Aspöck, U. & Liu, X.-y. (2018) A review of the beaded lacewings (Neuroptera: Berothidae) from China. Zootaxa, 4500 (2), 235–257.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2007a) Systematics of the Protohermes costalis species-group (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Zootaxa, 1439, 1–46.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2007b) Revision of the Neochauliodes sinensis species-group (Megaloptera: Corydalidae: Chauliodinae). Zootaxa, 1511, 29–54.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2009) Notes on the genus Protohermes van der Weele (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) from Vietnam, with description of two new species. Zootaxa, 2146, 22–34.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2010) Revision of the fishfly genus Neochauliodes van der Weele (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) from India and adjacent regions of South Asia. Zootaxa, 2692, 33–50.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2013a) The Protohermes latus species group (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), with description of two new species from India and Myanmar. Zootaxa, 3609 (5), 513–519.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2013b) The Protohermes dichrous species group (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), with description of two new species from eastern Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3620 (4), 501–517.

    Liu, X.Y., Hayashi, F. & Yang, D. (2013c) Taxonomic notes on the Protohermes changninganus species group (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), with description of two new species. Zootaxa, 3722 (4), 569–580.

    Liu, X.Y., Price, B.W., Hayashi, F., De Moor, F. & Yang, D. (2014) Revision of the Megaloptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) of Madagascar. Zootaxa, 3796 (2), 320–336.

    Liu, X.Y. & Yang, D. (2005) Notes on the genus Neochauliodes from Guangxi, China (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Zootaxa, 1045, 1–24.

    Liu, X.Y. & Yang, D. (2006) Revision of the genus Sialis from Oriental China (Megaloptera: Sialidae). Zootaxa, 1108, 23–35.

    Lu, X.-m., Xia, F.-y., Wang, B., Aspöck, U. & Liu, X.-y. (2018) Taxonomic notes on Cretarophalis patrickmuelleri Wichard, 2017 (Insecta: Neuroptera: Nevrorthidae) from the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar, and its phylogenetic significance. Zootaxa, 4370 (5), 591–600.

    Makarkin, V.N. (2015) A new genus of the mantispid-like Paraberothinae (Neuroptera: Berothidae) from Burmese amber, with special consideration of its probasitarsus spine-like setation. Zootaxa, 4007 (3), 327–342.

    Martins, C.C. & Contreras-Ramos, A. (2020) Redescription of larva of the South African endemic dobsonfly genus Chloroniella Esben-Petersen, 1924 (Megaloptera, Corydalidae), with a proposed terminology for Corydalidae larval sclerites. Zootaxa, 4820 (1), 134–146.

    Matsuno, S. & Yoshitomi, H. (2016) Descriptions of three larvae of Osmylus species from Japan (Neuroptera: Osmylidae), with a proposed naming system for the larval sclerites. Zootaxa, 4189 (2), 348–366.

    Michel, B. & Akoudjin, M. (2011) Reinstatement of the genus Capicua Navás with descriptions of two new species (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Zootaxa, 3032, 40–46.

    Mochizuchi, A., Henry, C.S. & Duelli, P. (2017) Apertochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): A heterogeneric phantom? Zootaxa, 4238 (1), 58–72.

    Oswald, J.D. (2020) Bibliography of the Neuropterida. Lacewing Digital Library, Research Publication No. 2.

    Pantaleoni, R.A. & Loru, L. (2018) The spurious dragonfly: the intricate nomenclatural problems regarding the names Libelloides and libelluloides (Neuroptera Ascalaphidae et Myrmeleontidae). Zootaxa, 4387 (3), 524–540.

    Piraonapicha, K., Sangpradub, N., Jaitrong, W. & Liu, X.Y. (2020) The alderfly genus Indosialis Lestage, 1927 (Megaloptera: Sialidae) in Thailand and Laos, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4786 (2), 233–253.

    Pires Machado, R.J. & Oswald, J.D. (2020) Morphological phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the former antlion subtribe Periclystina (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Dendroleontinae). Zootaxa, 4796 (1), 1–322.

    Satar, A., Suludere, Z., Candan, S. & Canbulat, S. (2007) Morphology and surface structure of eggs and first instar larvae of Croce schmidti (Navás, 1927)(Neuroptera: Nemopteridae). Zootaxa, 1554, 49–55.

    Snyman, L.P., Sole, C.L. & Ohl, M. (2018) A revision of and keys to the genera of the Mantispinae of the Oriental and Palearctic regions (Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Zootaxa, 4450 (5), 501–549.

    Tauber, C.A. (2014) Apochrysinae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): new larval description and subfamilial comparisons. Zootaxa, 3835 (2), 198–208.

    Tauber, C.A., Albuquerque, G.S. & Tauber, M.J. (2012) The Neotropical genus Titanochrysa (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae): larval descriptions, biological notes, a new species, and taxonomic changes. Zootaxa, 3514, 1–26.

    Tauber, C.A. & Flint, Jr., O.S. (2010) Resolution of some taxonomic and nomenclatural issues in a recent revision of Ceraeochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Zootaxa, 2565, 55–67.

    Tauber, C.A., Kilpatrick, S.K. & Oswald, J.D. (2020) Larvae of Abachrysa eureka (Banks) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae: Belonopterygini): descriptions and a discussion of the evolution of myrmecophily in Chrysopidae. Zootaxa, 4789 (2), 481–507.

    Tauber, C.A., Mantoanelli, E., Albuquerque, G.S., Reguilón, C., González Olazo E. & Tauber, M.J. (2011) A taxonomically significant polymorphism in Leucochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Nomenclature, larval and adult descriptions, and phenotypic variation. Zootaxa, 3130, 1–29.

    Tauber, C.A., Sosa, F. & Contreras-Ramos, A. (2018) Cryptochrysa Freitas & Penny, a generic homonym, replaced by Titanochrysa Sosa & Freitas (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Zootaxa, 4375 (2), 287–295.

    Tu, Y.Z., Hayashi, F. & Liu, X.Y. (2019) First description of the larvae of the fishfly genus Anachauliodes Kimmins, 1954 (Megaloptera: Corydalidae: Chauliodinae). Zootaxa, 4700 (2), 270–278.

    Yue, L., Liu, X.Y., Wang, M.Q. & Yang, D. (2015) Molecular systematics of the fishfly genus Anachauliodes Kimmins, 1954 (Megaloptera: Corydalidae: Chauliodinae). Zootaxa, 3941 (1), 91–103.

    Wedmann, S., Makarkin, V.N., Weiterschan, T. & Hörnschemeyer, T. (2013) First fossil larvae of Berothidae (Neuroptera) from Baltic amber, with notes on the biology and termitophily of the family. Zootaxa, 3716 (2), 236–258.

    Winterton, S.L., Martins, C.C., Makarkin, V.N., Ardila-Camacho, A. & Wang, Y.-j. (2019) Lance lacewings of the world (Neuroptera: Archeosmylidae, Osmylidae, Saucrosmylidae): review of living and fossil genera. Zootaxa, 4581 (1), 1–99.

    Zhang, J., Zhang, X.-b. & Wang, X.-l. (2013) Larvae of Cueta sauteri (Esben-Petersen) and Myrmeleon bore (Tjeder) (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae): description and behavioral notes. Zootaxa, 3734 (3), 362–370.

    Zhang, W., Liu, X.-y., Aspöck, H. & Aspöck, U. (2014a) Revision of Chinese Dilaridae (Insecta: Neuroptera)(Part I): Species of the genus Dilar Rambur from northern China. Zootaxa, 3753 (1), 10–24.

    Zhang, W., Liu, X.-y., Aspöck, H. & Aspöck, U. (2014b) Revision of Chinese Dilaridae (Insecta: Neuroptera)(Part II): Species of the genus Dilar Rambur from Tibet. Zootaxa, 3878 (6), 551–562.

    Zhang, W., Liu, X.-y., Aspöck, H. & Aspöck, U. (2015) Revision of Chinese Dilaridae (Insecta: Neuroptera)(Part III): Species of the genus Dilar Rambur from the southern part of mainland China. Zootaxa, 3974 (4), 451–494.

    Zheng, Y. & Liu, X.-y. (2020) First description of immature stages of the antlion Bullanga florida (Navás, 1913) (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae, Dendroleontini). Zootaxa, 4858 (3), 394–404.