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.
Temporal range: Cenomanian–Recent
These nine genera belong to the family Dilaridae:
- Berothella Banks, 1934 i c g
- †Cascadilar Engel 1999 Baltic amber, Eocene c g
- †Cretadilar Makarkin 2017 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian c g
- Cretanallachius c g
- †Cretodilar Liu and Zhang 2016 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian c g
- Dilar Rambur, 1838 i c g
- Nallachius Navás, 1909 i c g b
- Neonallachius Nakahara, 1963 i c g
Other genera previously considered to belong to family as the subfamily Cretanallachiinae have subsequently been moved to the Kalligrammatidae.