A new phylogenetically basal subfamily of brown lacewings from Chile (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae)

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Abstract

A new genus and species, Adelphohemerobius enigmaramus, is described from Chile and assigned to a new subfamily, Adelphohemerobiinae, of the neuropterous family Hemerobiidae (brown lacewings). A cladistic analysis of morphological data derived from the unique female holotype of A. enigmaramus supports the conclusion that it represents the sister-group of the family Hemerobiidae sensu Oswald (1993a). The holotype of A. enigmaramus is interpreted to be the first non-teratological hemerobiid specimen known to possess a single 'radial sector', i.e., only the true ancestral Rs.

Insect Systematics & Evolution

An International Journal of Systematic Entomology

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