Tuesday, 19 November 2002

This presentation is part of : Display Presentations, Section A. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution

Chrysopidae of northeastern México

Juana M. Coronado-Blanco, Elisaveta Ya. Chouvakhina, and Enrique Ruíz - Cancino. Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, División de Estudios de Postgrado e Investigación, Centro Universitario, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Chrysopidae is an important family of predators. In the States of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León, lacewings has been studied mainly in citrus orchards and red cedar trees. The authors collected information and material in natural ecosystems and in agroecosystems. In this region has been recorded 6 genera and at least 20 species, with 15 species determined to species level: Ceraeochrysa, Chrysoperla, Chrysopa, Suarius, Nodita and Eremochrysa. 10 species has been recorded from the State of Nuevo León and 15 from Tamaulipas. Chrysoperla rufilabris (Burmeister) is the commonest species. In the Insects Museum of the UAT there is a collection of Chrysopidae of the studied region determined by Drs. Flint and Tauber. The complete list will be shown in the presentation. This is a contribution to the knowledge of the beneficial fauna of Northeastern Mexico.

Species 1: Neuroptera Chrysopidae (lacewings)
Keywords: biological diversity, predators

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