Brown Lacewing
( Hemerobiidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Hemerobiidae
(Latreille, 1802)
Common Name:Brown Lacewing
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Neuropterida
Order:Neuroptera
Suborder:Hemerobiiformia
Family:Hemerobiidae
Taxon Code:NEUZZZZZ
ITIS/TSN:115080

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB550000
Park/Forest Code:Tilden Regional Park

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "Similar to Green Lacewings (Chrysopidae) but usually brown, smaller, wings usually more rounded, with membrane covered with small hairs and two or more radial sector veins."
Description
Similar to Green Lacewings (Chrysopidae) but usually brown, smaller, wings usually more rounded, with membrane covered with small hairs and two or more radial sector veins.
Body Length
6-15 mm

BIOLOGY
Females attach eggs directly to leaves (not on stalks as the Chrysopidae). Larvae do not carry debris on their backs.
Food
Adults and larvae predaceous. Homopterans, such as aphids, are favorite prey.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
BugGuide .
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