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The following species of Neuroptera have been identified from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The names are provided as part of the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of the park (ATBI). The material was studied in 2000 at the Natural History Museum at Sugarlands Headquarters (GRSM). Additional material was obtained from two Malaise traps run for over a year (1999-2000) at the Twin Creeks Science Center and specimens obtained by the author during the first week of September, 2000. Nearly all of the specimens were collected at relatively low altitudes (Cosby; Elkmont; Twin Creeks; Sugarland Visitor Center) from April to September. Only Hemerobius stigma Stephens was collected in mid-winter. Wesmaelius nervosus (F.) is a notable exception, being collected at 6100' at Mt. Buckley. Additional species probably occur at the higher elevations. All of the material is found in the collection at the Natural History Museum at the Sugarlands visitor center of the park. This is Entomology Contribution No. 916, Bureau of Entomology, Nematology & Plant Pathology.