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Heteroconis ornata, length about 3.5 mm
Heteroconis ornata (larva), length about 2 mm
Taxonavigation: Coniopterygoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Neuropterida
Ordo: Neuroptera
Subordo: Hemerobiiformia
Superfamilia: Coniopterygoidea

Familia: Coniopterygidae
Subfamiliae (3): Aleuropteryginae - Brucheiserinae - Coniopteryginae - †Cretaconiopteryginae



  • 2013: DOI: 10.1206/3770.2
  • Engel, M.S. 2004: The dustywings in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Insecta: Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae). Journal of systematic palaeontology, 2(2): 133–136. DOI: 10.1017/S1477201904001191
  • Engel, M.S. 2010: A new genus of dustywings allied to Archiconiocompsa in Baltic Amber (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 113(3&4): 145–150. DOI: 10.1660/062.113.0301
  • Liu, X.Y. & Lu, X.M. 2017. A remarkable new genus of Cretaceous dustywings (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae) in amber from northern Myanmar. Zoological Systematics 42(3): 380-389. DOI: 10.11865/zs.201716 Reference page
  • Martins, C.C. & Amorim, D de S. 2016. Brazilian dustywings (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae): new species of Incasemidalis Meinander, 1972 and Coniopteryx Curtis, 1834, checklist and key for the Brazilian species. Zootaxa 4083(2): 257–289. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4083.2.6.Reference page
  • Meinander, M. 1972: A revision of the family Coniopterygidae (Planipennia). Acta zoologica fennica, 136: 1–357. [not seen]
  • Meinander, M. 1990: The Coniopterygidae (Neuroptera, Planipennia). A check-list of the species of the world, descriptions of new species and other new data. Acta zoologica fennica, 189: 1–95. [not seen]
  • Sziráki, G. 2010: Taxonomic and nomenclatural questions of some coniopterygid species (Neuroptera). Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis, 34: 141–150. PDF
  • Zimmermann D., Klepal W., Aspöck U. (2009): The first holistic SEM study of Coniopterygidae (Neuroptera: Insecta) – structural evidence and phylogenetic implications. European Journal of Entomology. 106(4): 651–662. (PDF)

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Dustywings
suomi: Vahakorennot
polski: bielotkowate
svenska: Vaxsländor
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