Neuroptera in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae

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In the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Carl Linnaeus classified the arthropods, including insects, arachnids and crustaceans, among his class "Insecta". Insects with net-veined wings were brought together under the name Neuroptera.

Libellula (dragonflies & damselflies)[edit]

[Note 1]

The Beautiful Demoiselle was named Libellula virgo in 1758.
The Black-tailed Skimmer was named Libellula cancellata in 1758.

Ephemera (mayflies)[edit]

The mayfly Ephemera vulgata was named in 1758.

Phryganea (caddisflies)[edit]

[Note 2]

Hemerobius (lacewings)[edit]

The alderfly Sialis lutaria was named Hemerobius lutarius in 1758.
The scorpionfly Panorpa communis was named in 1758.

Panorpa (scorpionflies)[edit]

Raphidia (snakeflies)[edit]


  1. ^ The current names of all Linnaeus' Libellula species are taken from Schorr et al.[1]
  2. ^ The current names of all Linnaeus' Phryganea species are taken from Holzenthal et al. (2007).[4]


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  10. ^ Hemerobius sexpunctatus at the Encyclopedia of Life
  11. ^ Hemerobius flavicans at the Encyclopedia of Life
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  14. ^ Atilano Contreras-Ramos (November 15, 1997). "Corydalus". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  15. ^ Hemerobius pedicularius at the Encyclopedia of Life
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