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.
CLOSED: A lacewing?
Thanks. The sun also helped me in this shot. Any idea where this exactly this fits in?
do you mean is it good or bad for your plants? it's a good one!
Yes, besides that, I want to know to which genus and species this belongs - to enable me to post in in the Bug Files.
I think it's an Antlion adult. Family Myrmeleontidae. ..aka doodlebugs. Still looking!
here are some images of antlions until claypa gets back. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=antlion&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
Maybe Myrmeleon pictifrons? We're getting closer I think. This one is about the size of yours.
Lacewings and Antlions are in the same Order, Neuroptera... I don't think any Lacewings have very short antennae like your Insect, Dinu
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).
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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.
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:
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?
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