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  Brown Lacewing (Micromus sp)





Brown Lacewing | Micromus sp photo
Brown Lacewing

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Brown Lacewing | Micromus sp photo
Brown Lacewing

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Brown Lacewing | Micromus sp photo
Brown Lacewing

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BROWN LACEWING FACTS

Identification
Brown Lacewings have long thin antennae as long as their forewings. They are usually shades of brown or tan, and do not have metallic coloured eyes like green lacewings. They are often attracted to lights at night. The photos on this page may be from more than one species.

Size
length 10mm - 15mm

Habitat
shrubs and trees

Food
larvae feed on aphids and other soft bodied bugs



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Neuroptera
Family:Hemerobiidae
Genus:Micromus
Species:sp
Common Name:Brown Lacewing