The rare Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) of southwestern Europe

Michel Canard, Agostino Letardi, Dominique Thierry

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Quantitative surveys of the chrysopid fauna from southwestern Europe, namely the Iberian and Italian peninsulas, France south of 46° N, and the west-Mediterranean Islands, were analysed. A total of 56 species of Chrysopidae were reported, of which three species were abundant. These, Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens, 1836) sensu lato, Dichochrysa prasina (Burmeister, 1839) and D. flavifrons (Brauer, 1850), comprised a large percentage of the specimens. For the rarer species, comments are made on their distributions, the enhanced geographic range of exotic ones, and on levels of endemism and stenotopy. © 2006 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290 - 298
Number of pages9
JournalActa Oecologica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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