Mantispa 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  .