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Insecta - Raphidioptera - Mesoraphidiidae
It was reranked as the subfamily Alloraphidiinae by Bechly and Wolf-Schwenninger (2011), Lu et al. (2015) and Makarkin and Khramov (2015).
It was assigned to Neuroptera by Carpenter (1967); to Raphidioptera by Ponomarenko (1988) and Carpenter (1992); to Raphidiomorpha by Engel (2002) and Perrichot and Engel (2007); and to Mesoraphidiidae by Bechly and Wolf-Schwenninger (2011), Lu et al. (2015) and Makarkin and Khramov (2015).
|Year||Name and author|
|1967||Alloraphidiidae Carpenter p. 270|
|1988||Alloraphidiidae Ponomarenko p. 76|
|2002||Alloraphidiidae Engel p. 14|
|2007||Alloraphidiidae Perrichot and Engel p. 2|
|2011||Alloraphidiinae Bechly and Wolf-Schwenninger p. 232|
|2015||Alloraphidiinae Lu et al. p. 565|
|2015||Alloraphidiinae Makarkin and Khramov p. 408|
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|F. M. Carpenter 1967||Related to the Mesoraphidiidae. Fore wing very long and slender; pterostigma well-developed; Sc ending at mid-wing; Rs originating just before mid-wing; MA arising well after the fork of MP and coalesced with Rs for a short distance; CuA connected to M at its point of separation from R, Hind wing about the same size and shape as the fore wing; costal area narrower than that of fore wing; Sc terminating slightly beyond mid-wing; MA arising from R just beyond the origin of MP.
This family differs from the Mesoraphidiidae not only in the extreme wing-length but also in having MA in the fore wing originate well beyond the point of forking of MP, and in having CuA connected to M at its point of separation from R. In the fore wing of the Mesoraphidiida-e MA arises from M before or at the origin of MP, and CuA joins M distad of the separation of M from R.