Bowing Brown Lacewing
Profile, showing antennae
Murray Mallee Region
Bowing Brown Lacewing
Bowing Brown Lacewing (Psychobiella occidentalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Brown Lacewing (Hemerobiidae)
Species: Bowing Brown Lacewing (Psychobiella occidentalis)
This Photo:     🔍Antennae🔎

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: ~6mm body length, with a much larger ~19mm wingspan.
We think this is a female. Came to a night light.
They look very similar to Tasman Lacewings, but the wing venation doesn't have the tell tale dark streaks.
While these shots are all of the same specimen, we flipped the images so the head points to the left (as is our practice anyway) but here it shows both sides in the same orientation. Notice the wing venation along the leading edge (at the arrow) varies considerably from side to side. This can also be seen on the ventral shot as well.

Copyright © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Jul-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.