Genera in the family LESTOIDEIDAE

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The family LESTOIDEIDAE ( 2 genera)
LESTOIDEIDAE:
Munz 1919
Diagnosis:
Type species:
Lestoidea conjuncta Tillyard 1913 by monotypy
Comments:
cf Lestoideidae Davies & Tobin 1984. Not to be confused with Lestoideidae van Tol 1995, incorporating Diphlebia and Philoganga. Houston & Watson 1988 express doubts about the (over?) interpretation of the 'mixed' characters exhibited by Lestoidea. Fraser's 1956 description of the larva failed to recognise the nodate caudal gills.
Commentary:
Tillyard 1913 proposed legion Lestoidea for his new genus Lestoidea. Munz erected the subfamily Lestoidinae for the form, which van Tol 1995 recognised as the earliest family level name for a group incorporating Lestoidea/Diphlebia/Philoganga (cf Novelo-GutiƩrrez' (1995) 'Diphlebiidae'). Name emended to avoid confusion with higher taxonomic categories based on Lestes.
GenusNo of SpeciesAuthorReference linkRemarks
Diphlebia5Selys 1869Selys 1869f.Replacement name for Dineura Selys 1859 - preocc. Dineura Dahlbom, 1835 TENTHREDINIDAE Hymenoptera
Historically placed in Amphipterygidae, laterly in Philogangidae. Currently recognised as sister group to Lestoidea in a deep Australian radiation (Lestoideidae).
Lestoidea4Tillyard 1913Tillyard 1913a.Endemic Australian genus; larvae with nodate, saccoid caudal gills.