Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

T.R. New La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia


Both subfamilies of this unusual group of lacewings occur in Australia: the `threadwings' or Crocinae, with greatly elongated filiform hind wings and larvae often with an elongated neck region, and the `spoonwings' or Nemopterinae, with preapically expanded hind wings and larvae with a short neck.

Larvae are ground dwellers, and differ from those of other myrmeleontoid families by lacking defined mandibular teeth. The Australian species have been appraised by Koch (1967, Nemopterinae) and Mansell (1983, Crocinae).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)