Dilaridae

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Pleasing lacewings
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Hemerobiiformia
Superfamily: Mantispoidea
Family: Dilaridae
Subfamilies

Dilarinae
Nallachiinae

The pleasing lacewings, Dilaridae, are a family of winged insects of the order Neuroptera.

They were formerly placed in the superfamily Hemerobioidea. But it seems that the Dilaridae are a rather basal member of the Mantispoidea, which includes among others the mantidflies (Mantispidae), whose peculiar apomorphies belie that their relationship to the pleasing lacewings is apparently not at all distant.[1]

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  1. ^ See references in Haaramo (2008)

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