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Genus Micromus

Brown lacewing in January - Micromus posticus Lacewing - Micromus subanticus Brown Lacewing - Micromus posticus Brown Lacewing - Micromus subanticus Brown Lacewing? - Micromus subanticus Brown Lacewing - Micromus variolosus Brown Lacewing Larva - Micromus Brown Lacewing - Micromus posticus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Family Hemerobiidae (Brown Lacewings)
Genus Micromus
Explanation of Names
Micromus Rambur 1842
8 spp. in our area(1), ~100 total(2)
eyes comparatively small, palpi without apiculus
heads of Micromus | Hemerobius
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larvae discussed in(3)
worldwide & across NA(1)(2)
our only representative of the subfamily Microminae Kr├╝ger 1922 (3 genera total)
Works Cited
1.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.
2.Neuropterida Species of the World catalogue (by J.D. Oswald)
3.Larvae of Micromus: generic characteristics and a description of Micromus subanticus (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae)
Krakauer A.H., Tauber C.A. 1996. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 89(2): 203-211.