CLOSED: A lacewing?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I was just lucky to notice this. I had found some eggs that I had posted pix of some time agi. I wonder if this has come out from one of the set. Which is this? It was about an inch and a half long.

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

super shot, dinu. it looks like a lacewing to me.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks. The sun also helped me in this shot. Any idea where this exactly this fits in?

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

do you mean is it good or bad for your plants? it's a good one!

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Yes, besides that, I want to know to which genus and species this belongs - to enable me to post in in the Bug Files.

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

I think it's an Antlion adult. Family Myrmeleontidae. ..aka doodlebugs. Still looking!

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

here are some images of antlions until claypa gets back. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=antlion&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

Hi trackinsand
Maybe Myrmeleon pictifrons? We're getting closer I think. This one is about the size of yours.

http://www.geocities.com/brisbane_lacewings/Myrmeleontidae.htm

Lacewings and Antlions are in the same Order, Neuroptera... I don't think any Lacewings have very short antennae like your Insect, Dinu

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

There are a lot of genera, this could be really hard!

http://www.antlionpit.com/oriental.html

I wonder if Insects can be put in Bug Files to represent a Family, or if only the Family is known?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I was told that these were some sort of lacewing's eggs I found in my garden.

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

well, i know that the green lacewings in florida have eggs that look like that exactly.

i'm adding a link. i've had the ones that are kind of in a line and also the ones in a circular pattern. i was told that one was the green and the other was the brown, but i'm sure there are lots of species (or colors).

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=lacewing+eggs&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

This message was edited Apr 16, 2007 2:10 PM

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

In the Order Neuroptera, the only Families that have clubbed antennae that I know of are Owlflies (Ascalaphidae) and Antlions (Myrmeleontidae). There are Families of green and brown Lacewings, (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae) and a few other less common Lacewing Families, but they don't have clubbed antennae.

http://www.backyardnature.net/neuropte.htm

It wouldn't surprise me if Dinu has Lacewings laying eggs in his yard and Antlions, they are both pretty common.
Here's another Antlion picture that shows the antennae pretty well:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/81806

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

Somehow that posted three times... sorry about that. Anyway, those do look like Lacewing eggs.
Dinu, do you see any of the little conical ant traps in your yard?


This message was edited Apr 16, 2007 3:39 PM

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

oops..?

This message was edited Apr 16, 2007 3:34 PM

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

claypa, I don't see those conical ant traps in my yard.

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