Classification

Table 3. The higher classification (order to subtribe) used in the current Neuropterida Species of the World (NSW) dataset is shown below. This classification generally follows the taxonomies contained in relevant recent monographic works, and has been guided by recent phylogenetic studies, where available. Where multiple taxonomies exist in the recent literature the author has used his judgement in selecting which classification to implement in the NSW. Orders are listed alphabetically, and all subtaxa are listed alphabetically within each higher taxon; no phylogenetic sequencing should be assumed. Taxa at ranks between order and family are infrequently used in the Neuropterida and most have proven to be fairly unstable in composition; they are not included in the NSW classification shown here. While the monophyly of most extant families appears likely, based on recent phylogenetic work, the monophyly of many lower-ranked extant taxa in the family group is less certain—and most of these have yet to be investigated in detail with modern phylogenetic techniques and dense subtaxon sampling. The monophyly, and inter- and intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships of most families that contain only extinct species are also still poorly know.

Order Family Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Symbols: H = taxon contains only living species, or both living species and species that became extinct (i.e., are last documented by specimens that died) during the Holocene (i.e., ‘Recent’ species); = taxon contains only species that became extinct (i.e., are last documented by specimens that died) prior to the Holocene (i.e., ‘fossil’ species); H† = taxon contains one or more ‘Recent’ species and one or more ‘fossil’ species. Notes: For the purposes of this work, a ‘fossil’ is defined as the remains (cast, impression, mineral replacement, etc.) of an organism (or any of its parts) that is believed to have died prior to the beginning of the Holocene Epoch (i.e., before 0.0117 Ma; Geologic Time Scale 2012, Gradstein et al. 2012).
Glosselytrodea Archoglossopteridae
Glosselytridae
Jurinidae
Permoberothidae
MegalopteraH† CorydalidaeH†
ChauliodinaeH†
CorydalinaeH†
Nanosialidae Nanosialinae
Raphisialinae
Parasialidae
SialidaeH† Sharasialinae
SialinaeH†
NeuropteraH† Aetheogrammatidae
Aetheogrammatinae
Ectopogrammatinae
Archeosmylidae
AscalaphidaeH† AlbardiinaeH
AscalaphinaeH†
AcmonotiniH
AscalaphiniH
EncyoposiniH
HybrisiniH
ProctarrelabriniH
SuhpalacsiniH
UlulodiniH†
UlulomyiiniH
HaplogleniinaeH† AllocormodiniH
CampylophlebiiniH
MelambrotiniH
ProctolyriniH
TmesibasiniH
Ascalochrysidae
Babinskaiidae
BerothidaeH†
BerothimerobiinaeH
BerothinaeH†
CyrenoberothinaeH†
Mesithoninae
NosybinaeH†
NyrminaeH
Paraberothinae
ProtobiellinaeH
RhachiberothinaeH†
TrichomatinaeH
Brongniartiellidae
ChrysopidaeH† ApochrysinaeH
ChrysopinaeH† AnkylopteryginiH
BelonopteryginiH
ChrysopiniH†
LeucochrysiniH†
Limaiinae
NothochrysinaeH†
ConiopterygidaeH†
AleuropteryginaeH†
AleuropteryginiH
ConiocompsiniH†
FontenelleiniH†
BrucheiserinaeH
ConiopteryginaeH†
ConiopteryginiH†
ConwentziiniH†
Phthanoconini
Cretaconiopteryginae
Corydasialidae
DilaridaeH† BerothellinaeH
Cretadilarinae
DilarinaeH†
NallachiinaeH
Dipteromantispidae
Epigambriidae
Grammolingiidae
HemerobiidaeH† AdelphohemerobiinaeH
CarobiinaeH
DrepanacrinaeH
DrepanepteryginaeH†
HemerobiinaeH†
MegalominaeH†
MicrominaeH
NotiobiellinaeH†
SympherobiinaeH†
ZachobiellinaeH
IthonidaeH†
KalligrammatidaeH† Kalligrammatinae
KallihemerobiinaeH†
Meioneurinae
Oregrammatinae
Sophogrammatinae
MantispidaeH† CalomantispinaeH
DrepanicinaeH†
MantispinaeH†
MesomantispinaeH†
SymphrasinaeH†
Mesoberothidae
Mesochrysopidae
Allopterinae
Mesochrysopinae
Tachinymphinae
Mesopolystoechotidae
MyrmeleontidaeH†
Araripeneurinae
Cratopteryxini
MyrmeleontinaeH† AcanthaclisiniH
BrachynemuriniH
DendroleontiniH†
AcanthoplectrinaH
DendroleontinaH†
NuglerinaH
PericlystinaH
VoltorinaH
GnopholeontiniH†
LemoleminiH
MauliniH
MyrmecaeluriniH
MyrmeleontiniH†
MyrmeleontinaH†
PorrerinaH†
NemoleontiniH DimarellinaH
NemoleontinaH
NeuroleontinaH
ObinaH
NesoleontiniH
PalparinaeH DimariniH
PalparidiiniH
PalpariniH
PseudimariniH
Pseudonymphinae
StilbopteryginaeH
NemopteridaeH† CrocinaeH CrociniH
NecrophyliniH
PastranaiiniH
NemopterinaeH†
Roeslerianinae
NevrorthidaeH†
NymphidaeH†
Myiodactylinae
OsmylidaeH†
Cratosmylinae
EidoporisminaeH
GumillinaeH†
KempyninaeH†
Mesosmylininae
OsmylinaeH
PorisminaeH
ProtosmylinaeH†
Saucrosmylinae
SpilosmylinaeH†
StenosmylinaeH
Osmylitidae
Osmylopsychopidae
Palaeoleontidae
Panfiloviidae
Parakseneuridae
Permithonidae
Prohemerobiidae
PsychopsidaeH†
PsychopsinaeH
SilveirainaeH
Triassopsychopinae
ZygophlebiinaeH
Saucrosmylidae
SisyridaeH†
Paradoxosisyrinae
Solenoptilidae
Neuropterida, incertae sedis Rafaelidae
RaphidiopteraH† Baissopteridae
Chrysoraphidiidae
InocelliidaeH† Electrinocelliinae
InocelliinaeH† InocelliiniH†
NeghiniH
Juroraphidiidae
Mesoraphidiidae
Alloraphidiinae
Mesoraphidiinae
Mesoraphidiini
Nanoraphidiini
Ororaphidiinae
Metaraphidiidae
Priscaenigmatidae
RaphidiidaeH†
RaphidiinaeH† AgulliniH†
AleniniH
RaphidiiniH† MongoloraphidiinaH
OhmellinaH†
RaphidiinaH†
RaphidillinaH
Succinoraphidiinae