Plant, C.W., 1997
A Key to the Adults of British Lacewings and their allies
AIDGAP dichotomous key to lacewings, alderflies, snakeflies and scorpionflies profusely illustrated with line drawings.
Appendix 1 gives approximate distributions of each species with brief ecological notes.
Appendix 2 covers collecting and preserving.
Appendix 3 describes the preparation of genitalia for examination - this is not usually necessary (except the minute Coniopterygidae and female Scorpionflies).
Appendix 4 gives comments on nomenclature.
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|Comments and Corrigenda
||Peyerimhoffina gracilis was added to the British list in 2001
Key H on page 222:
RE-NUMBER EXISTING COUPLET 3 AS 3A and then insert an extra couplet BETWEEN EXISTING COUPLETS 2 AND 3 to read:
3 ... Inner gradate series of forewings with at least twice as many cross veins as in the outer gradate series (usually 5 inner, 2 outer). Tip of abdomen finely pointed - Peyerimhoffina gracilis
- ... Inner gradate series with fewer cross veins than the outer series ...3a
(Thanks to Tony Davis via FaceBook for this and http://gwghost.blogspot.co.uk/).
||Covers all UK species known at the time.
||Copious line drawings.
||Under a Stereo Microscope.
||Killed and pinned, a few need genitalia preps.
||Fairly easy, although Scorpionfly genitalia preps have an annoying habit of lying on their sides!.