Climaciella Enderlein, 1910

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & García, Alexander, 2015, Mantidflies of Colombia (Neuroptera, Mantispidae), Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 401-455: 432

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3937.3.1

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Climaciella Enderlein, 1910
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Climaciella Enderlein, 1910 

Climaciella  includes nine species distributed from southeastern Canada to northern Argentina, encompassing Caribbean Islands, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico ( Hoffman 2002). In this paper we registered four species C. amapaensis  , C. obtusa  , C. porosa  , and C. semihyalina  .

The biology of this genus is known from the works on C. brunnea Say  , a polymorphic species distributed in Central- and North America. In Costa Rica were reported five distinct color morphs, each one being a batesian mimic of a different wasps of the subfamily Polistinae  ( Opler 1981). This species is considered an obligate boarder in its first larval instar and has a special preference for spiders of the family Lycosidae  ( Lasalle 1986; Redborg & MacLeod 1983; Redborg & Redborg 2000).