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  Antlion Lacewing (Glenoleon falsus)





Antlion Lacewing | Glenoleon falsus photo
Lacewing - Glenoleon falsus, Blackheath, NSW

Image by Donald Hobern - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Antlion Lacewing | Glenoleon falsus photo
Lacewing - Glenoleon falsus, Blackheath, NSW

Image by Donald Hobern - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



ANTLION LACEWING FACTS

Identification
Glenoleon falsus is a black-bodied lacewing with two pairs of long narrow transparent wings with black veins. The wings are longer than the abdomen with a dark patches near the wing tips. They have typical antlion clubbed antennae.

Breeding
The female antlion lays eggs in the groundwhich hatch into larvae called antlions. The antlion larva is a predator with broad abdomen, slender thorax and flattened head with long caurved pincer jaws with sharp tooth like projections on the inside edge for catching prey. Glenoleon antlion larvae build sand traps on ground.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Neuroptera
Family:Myrmeleontidae
Genus:Glenoleon
Species:falsus
Common Name:Antlion Lacewing