Database Details : Neuropterida Species of the World

Full name: Neuropterida Species of the World UPDATED!
Short name: LDL NSW
Version: Jun 2017
Release date: 2017-06-06
Authors/editors: Oswald J.D.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Glosselytrodea, Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera
English name of the group: Lacewings, antlions, owlflies, fishflies, dobsonflies, snakeflies and relatives
Number of living species 6,518
Number of living infraspecific taxa 156
Number of extinct species: 925
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 11,694
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 19,293
Abstract: The Neuropterida Species of the World (NSW) catalogue documents fundamental taxonomic, nomenclatural, distributional (geographic, chronostratigraphic, lithostratigraphic), and related information for extant and extinct Neuropterida species on a global scale. The catalogue forms one of the fundamental modules of the Lacewing Digital Library (LDL) web portal ( The Catalogue of Life dataset contains a restricted extract of NSW data that is focused on the taxonomy and nomenclature of extant and extinct neuropterid species, together with associated bibliographic information. For more complete information on neuropterid names and taxa, including extensive information on types, search the on-line version of the NSW at
Organization: Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
Bibliographic citation: Oswald J.D. (2018). LDL NSW: Neuropterida Species of the World (version Jun 2017). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.