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Published: 2017-04-26

The genus Vieira Navás (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): a new species, a key to the species, and new geographic records 

Museo Entomológico "Dr. José Manuel Osorio" (MJMO), Universidad Centroccidental "Lisandro Alvarado", Venezuela
Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-2601 and Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA 95616.
Neuroptera Chrysopinae Belonopterygini Neotropics new species Vieira


Vieira Navás is a small genus of Neotropical green lacewings in the tribe Belonopterygini. Here, a fifth species, Vieira flinti sp. nov., is described from Venezuela and Brazil. This species shares significant features with disparate members of the genus; thus the genus as a whole is now known to express a more continuous range of morphological variation than previously recognized. We present a key for identifying Vieira species and new geographic records for previously described species in the genus.



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