Brown lacewing

Hemerobius sp.

Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae

Laguna Beach, CA. 4/10/08.

Color is not a reliable characteristic for lacewing identification. Lacewings in the Family Hemerobiidae have forked crossveins just below the leading edge of the front wing. Their bodies and wings are very hairy. They are most often light or dark brown.

© Peter J. Bryant.

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