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

Thank you Vladislav Grigorenko for identifying and Dr Chris Lambkin for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
1st Live Photo 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 © 2020-2023 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.