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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Genus Megalomus

Megalomus fidelis Megalomus sp. - Megalomus moestus Short Lacewing - Megalomus fidelis What is this? - Megalomus Megalomus sp.? - Megalomus fidelis Megalomus ? - Megalomus brown lacewing - Megalomus moestus caddisfly(?) with broad oval wings - Megalomus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Hemerobiidae (Brown Lacewings)
Subfamily Megalominae
Genus Megalomus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megalomus Rambur 1842
7 spp. in our area(1), 40 total(2)
Wing venation:
much of NA, but more diverse in the south, with just 2 sp. (M. fidelis, M. angulatus) in Canada(1)
sole member of the subfamily Megalominae Kr├╝ger 1922