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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
Classification
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
Numbers
7 spp. in our area(1), 40 total(2)
Identification
Wing venation:
Range
much of NA, but more diverse in the south, with just 2 sp. (M. fidelis, M. angulatus) in Canada(1)
Remarks
sole member of the subfamily Megalominae Kr├╝ger 1922