Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Larval Characteristics and Generic Placement of Endemic Hawaiian Hemerobiids (Neuroptera)

File Size Format  
v51n4-413-423.pdf 5.53 MB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:Larval Characteristics and Generic Placement of Endemic Hawaiian Hemerobiids (Neuroptera)
Authors:Tauber, Catherine A.
Krakauer, Alan H.
Date Issued:Oct 1997
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Tauber CA, Krakauer AH. 1997. Larval characteristics and generic placement of endemic Hawaiian Hemerobiids (Neuroptera). Pac Sci 51(4): 413-423.
Abstract:The brown lacewings (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) have undergone a
spectacular radiation on the Hawaiian Archipelago; currently 23 endemic micromine
species are recognized, 19 of which were described by Perkins and four by Zimmerman.
Recent systematics studies, using adult morphological characteristics, placed
these lacewings in the cosmopolitan genus Micromus. Two of the Hawaiian species
(Micromus vagus [from Hawai'i and Maui] and M. rubrinervis [from Hawai'i))
exhibit larval characteristics indicating a close relationship with Micromus. Both
species have more larval traits in common with Micromus than with other hemerobiid
genera. However, until larvae from the three other genera in Microminae become
available, it is not possible to designate whether any of these larval traits are
synapomorphic for Micromus. The results also indicate that phylogenetic analyses
of the Hemerobiidae should include all instars and that interspecific comparisons
should be made on equivalent semaphoronts.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 51, Number 4, 1997

Please email if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.