BLUE EYES LACEWING FACTS
The Blue Eyes Lacewing is an orange lacewing with large dark blue eyes. The two pairs of wings are transparent with white tips, and a pattern of black veins. The body is slender becoming broader towards the tip. The legs are yellow. It is one of the largest lacewings with a body growing to about 4 cm long and wingspan of up to 11cm. Despite the large wings, they are not strong fliers. The antennae are black with orange tips.
Common Lacewing, Giant Orange Lacewing.
length 4 cm; wingspan 11 cm
found amongst foliage where they rest under leaves.
The larvae camouflage themselves with debris and build pit traps to prey on other insects amongst leaf litter and loose soil.
These lacewings lay their eggs in a U-shape or horseshoe shape suspended by fine threads. The larvae are antlions with long curved pincer-like mandibles.
Nymphes myrmeleonides is found in Queensland and New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Blue Eyes Lacewing|