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Genus Megalomus

Megalomus sp. - Megalomus moestus Megalomus sp.? - Megalomus fidelis Brown Lacewing - Megalomus fidelis Hopper - Megalomus fidelis Brown lacewing - Megalomus Neuroptera. - Megalomus Hemerobius ? - Megalomus fidelis Orange pink moth - 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)
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