Hemerobiidae

Pronunciation:  [Hemi⋅row⋅BEE·i·dae]

Common Name:  Brown Lacewings

Description:  Smaller and more hairy than green lacewings.  Larvae are predaceous and feed on aphids, mealybugs, and mites.  Adults can be recognized by the forked crossveins along the leading edge of front wings.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Brown body and wings
  2. Forked crossveins along leading edge of front wings

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Order:  Neuroptera