Rediscovery of Polystoechotes gazullai Navas (Neuroptera : Polystoechotidae) Academic Article uri icon


  • Polystoechotes gazullai is redescribed and figured from a single female specimen collected near Vallenar, Chile, in 1989. This is the first new record of P. gazullai to be published since its original description in 1924. The whereabouts of the holotype of P. gazullai is unknown; consequently, the new specimen described here is also the only known extant specimen of this species. Polystoechotes gazullai appears to be correctly placed in the family Polystoechotidae, but its relationships with other polystoechotid species remain uncertain.

author list (cited authors)

  • Oswald, J. D.

publication date

  • July 1998