Dilaridae is a family of insects in the order Neuroptera, known as "pleasing lacewings". They were formerly placed in the superfamily Hemerobioidea. But it seems that the Dilaridae are a rather basal member of the Mantispoidea, which includes among others the mantidflies (Mantispidae), whose peculiar apomorphies belie that their relationship to the pleasing lacewings is apparently not at all distant.[1]

Temporal range: Cenomanian–Recent
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Nallachius americanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Hemerobiiformia
Family: Dilaridae
Newman, 1853


There are about 9 genera and at least 100 described species in Dilaridae.[2][3][4][5]


These nine genera belong to the family Dilaridae:

Other genera previously considered to belong to family as the subfamily Cretanallachiinae have subsequently been moved to the Kalligrammatidae.

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b = Bugguide.net[5]


  1. ^ See references in Haaramo (2008)
  2. ^ a b "Dilaridae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  3. ^ a b "Browse Dilaridae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  4. ^ a b "Dilaridae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  5. ^ a b "Dilaridae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-22.

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