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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 13, 2007
2:00 PM

Post #3386984

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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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2007
11:47 AM

Post #3393965

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

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2007
12:48 PM

Post #3394172

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

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #3395267

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

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2007
11:00 PM

Post #3396262

Yes, besides that, I want to know to which genus and species this belongs - to enable me to post in in the Bug Files.
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2007
12:50 PM

Post #3397909

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

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2007
12:58 PM

Post #3397928

here are some images of antlions until claypa gets back. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=antlion&btnG=Search Images&gbv=2
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2007
1:06 PM

Post #3397966

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
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2007
1:20 PM

Post #3398019

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?

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 16, 2007
1:43 PM

Post #3398096

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

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2007
2:06 PM

Post #3398161

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
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2007
3:21 PM

Post #3398386

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
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2007
3:21 PM

Post #3398387

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
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2007
3:21 PM

Post #3398388

oops..?

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

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 1, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9372252

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

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