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Type: Article
Published: 2019-11-18
Page range: 87–101
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A new species of Ungla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) that exhibits remarkable homoplasy in male secondary sexual characters

Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA 14853 and Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA 95616.
Neuroptera Meleoma green lacewing frontal horns cranial modifications abdominal and genital characters


A new and very unusual species of green lacewings, Ungla pseudomeleoma sp. nov. is described from Peru. Males of this species exhibit a remarkable example of generic-level homoplasy with Meleoma. Its abdominal and genitalic features are completely consistent with the genus Ungla. However, its external sexually dimorphic features resemble those of both Ungla and Meleoma. Females of the new species also express cranial modifications that resemble those of some female Meleoma species.



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