Synonyms: Say, 1823
Hesperoleon abdominalis, Myrmeleon iniquus, Myrmeleon salvus, Myrmeleon juvencus, Brachynemurus tenuis, Hesperoleon placidus, Macronemurus iniquus, Macronemurus salvus, Hesperoleon tenuis, Myrmeleon abdominalis, Brachynemurus juvencus, Brachynemurus salvus, Macronemurus abdominalis, Hesperoleon abdominalis var. juvencus, Hesperoleon abdominalis var. salvus.
Complete Writings of Thomas Say by LeConte, 1823 (1859), pg. 173.
Catalogue of the Specimens of Neuropterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, Pt. I and II, 1853 by Walker, pg. 330.
Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1861: Neuroptera of North America by Hagen, pp. 227 to 235.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1888, Vol. 20: Stray Notes on Myrmeleonidae, Pt. 4 by Hagen, pg. 57 to 59.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1898-99, Vol. 25, pp. 204 to 205 by Banks.
Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 1915 Vol. 10, #3: Some Neuroptera from the United States by Father Navas, Spain pp. 51 to 53.
Entomological News, 1916, Vol. 27, #1: Additions to Insects of New Jersey, No. 3 by Weiss, pg. 9.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1927, Vol. 68 #1: Revision of the Nearctic Myrmeleonidae by Banks, pp. 5 and 38 to 40.
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 1997-98, Vol. 50, by Penny et al. pp. 78 to 79.
Neotype as Myrmeleon abdominalis male by Say, 1823. Locality: Hope, Arkansas; collected by Knobel June 8. In the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Holotype as Myrmeleon iniquus male by Walker, 1853. Locality: Unknown. In the British Museum of Natural History, London, England.
Holotype as Myrmeleon salvus male by Hagen, 1861. Locality: Washington, D.C. Lectotype in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Holotype as Myrmeleon juvencus female by Hagen, 1861. Locality: New Mexico; collected on Pecos River in July by Pope. In the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Holotype as Brachynemurus tenuis male by Banks, 1898. Locality: Mesilla, New Mexico; collected June 28, 1897 by Pope. In the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Holotype as Hesperoleon placidus male Navas, 1915. Locality: Point Pleasant, New Jersey; collected July 25, by Lieutenant Bueno. Museum unknown.