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Genus Megalomus

Megalomus fidelis Corrected name - Brown Lacewing - Megalomus fidelis Long-necked Hemerobiid - Megalomus carpenteri Megalomus fidelis? - Megalomus fidelis What am I ? - Megalomus fidelis Neuroptera. - Megalomus Hemerobius ? - Megalomus fidelis Megalomus fidelis
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 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