Tasman's Lacewing
S1, profile
Ellura
Tasman's Lacewing
S1, red eye
 
    
Tasman's Lacewing (Micromus tasmaniae)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Brown Lacewing (Hemerobiidae)
Species: Tasman's Lacewing (Micromus tasmaniae)
This Photo:     S2, profile, green eye

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~6mm body & length, ~20mm wingspan. The eyes can be either green or red. We removed a 11 dead ones from the car in Sept 2017 after one trip. We have found some individuals with darker wing patches (on the outer costa or leading edge) than others. We've shown this in one photo to highlight both the patch & the wing venation, which is very difficult to see properly with live specimens.
Typical lacewing shaped wings, with clear zig zag patterns. They are quite hairy all over (including the wings).
They have been found in June, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.