Database Details : LDL Neuropterida Species of the World

Full name: LDL Neuropterida Species of the World UPDATED!
Short name: LDL Neuropterida
Version: Jul 2018
Release date: 2018-07-23
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 6,556
Number of living infraspecific taxa 146
Number of extinct species: 981
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 11,741
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 19,424
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. (2019). LDL Neuropterida Species of the World (version Jul 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.