New genera records of split-eyed owlflies (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Ascalaphinae) from Colombia

Keywords: Neuropterida, Neotropics, Ascalaphini, Ululodini, Amazonia


The genera Ameropterus Esben-Petersen, 1922 and Fillus Navás, 1919 are recorded from Colombia for the first time. New distributional records for two Cordulecerus Rambur, 1842 species are also presented. Ameropterus dissimilis (McLachlan, 1871) and Ameropterus scutellaris (Gerstaecker, 1894) are redescribed and illustrated, and Ameropterus mexicanus (Van der Weele, 1909) is here proposed as a junior synonym of the latter. The taxonomic status of Nephelasca crocea Navás, 1914 is discussed. Keys to the Colombian species of Ameropterus and Cordulecerus and a list of the split-eyed Ascalaphinae species of the New World are also given.


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Adrian Ardila-Camacho, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Instituto de Biología - México, D.F., México.

Apartado Postal 70-153, 04510, México, D.F., México.

Jorge Ari Noriega, Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES), Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Laboratorio de Zoología y Ecología Acuática (LAZOEA) - Bogotá, Colombia.

Bogotá, Colombia.

Fernando Acevedo-Ramos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Instituto de Biología - México, D.F., México.

Apartado Postal 70-153, 04510, México, D.F., México.


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Ardila-Camacho, A., Noriega, J. A., & Acevedo-Ramos, F. (2019). New genera records of split-eyed owlflies (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Ascalaphinae) from Colombia. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 59, e20195951.
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