Tasman's Lacewing
Forewing venation & dark patches
Tasman's Lacewing
Hairy Wing
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:     Hindwing venation & dark patches

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), 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 © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Sep-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.