Welcome to the Lacewing Digital Library

The Lacewing Digital Library (LDL) is a web portal designed to provide convenient access to a wealth of digital information pertaining to the lacewings, antlions, fishflies, snakeflies and related insects of the superorder Neuropterida (orders Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Glosselytrodea). The LDL portal provides access to multiple on-line sources of information about neuropterid insects, world neuropterists, and related topics of interest. To access the resources available through the portal select an item from the menu bar above.

NOTES to users of the Lacewing Digital Library

Most of the original content available in the LDL is contained in the publications of the Lacewing Digital Library, Research Publication series. Each of these publications is a separate work of scholarship and has distinct authorship. Each work should be cited individually by author, title, and number to ensure proper attribution and crediting of its scholarly content. In Literature Cited listings, citation of the Lacewing Digital Library as a general web portal should be avoided in cases where citation of individual publications in the Lacewing Digital Library, Research Publication series is more appropriate. In general, publications in the Lacewing Digital Library, Research Publication series should be cited in a manner similar to that used for works traditionally published in monographic-series serials. For additional information on citing LDL publications click here. The publications of the Lacewing Digital Library have been designed and developed for viewing on screen sizes typically associated with desktop, laptop, and tablet computers.