Acknowledgments

We are very thankful to John Oswald for general design, editing and implementation of the Neuropterida of Switzerland as a module within the Lacewing Digital Library web portal, and to Hayoung Jeon, Muxi Leng, and Dongqing ‘Serena’ Yang for technical implementation of the project.

We thank the ‘Info fauna’ foundation (formerly the Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune) and its primary funding agency the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN, Bern) for their support of recent efforts to identify and/or re-verify the identities of all Neuropterida specimens contained in the major Swiss museum collections. The ‘Info fauna’ foundation manages and develops the primary Swiss national faunal databases for most animal groups, including all invertebrates. Its Neuropterida dataset consists primarily of internally-developed data and data derived from the 2004 transfer of an earlier database created at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL by Martin K. Obrist (with its Neuropterida data sourced primarily from the private collection of P. Duelli and various WSL research projects).

General in-kind support for Lacewing Digital Library projects has been provided over the years by the Department of Entomology of Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the Texas A&M Libraries.