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Common Name

Brown lacewing

Scientific Name

Brown lacewings belong to the family Hemerobiidae. Green lacewings belong to the family Chrysopidae (see Fact Sheet no. 270). There are many genera and species; this fact sheet uses Micromus tasmaniae as an example (Photo 1).

AUTHOR Graham Walker & Grahame Jackson
Information from Hemerobiidae. Wikipedia. (, and Martin NA (2017) Tasmanian lacewing - Micromus tasmaniae. (; and from Oswald JD (1993) Revision and cladistic analysis of the world genera of the family Hemerobiidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 101: 143-299. Photos 1-5 The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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