Mantispa Illiger, 1798, Illiger, 1798

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & García, Alexander, 2015, Mantidflies of Colombia (Neuroptera, Mantispidae), Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 401-455: 451

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Mantispa Illiger, 1798


Mantispa Illiger, 1798  

Hoffman (1992), proposed a new classification which divides Mantispa   in various genera in his revision on the Mantispinae   of America. The author’s study was based on the species groups in the review of Penny & da Costa (1983). Consequently Mantispa   is restricted only to the Old World. Thus, the gracilis   group, became Dicromantispa Hoffman, 2002   , the minuta   group, was divided into genera Leptomantispa Hoffman, 2002   and Zeugomantispa Hoffman, 2002   ; and the phthisica   group is now referred to as the genus Buyda Navás, 1926   . Other genera were proposed for species that could not be assigned to any of the above, as in the case of Haematomantispa Hoffman, 2002   and Xeromantispa Hoffman, 2002   .