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Genus Megalomus

Corrected name - Brown Lacewing - Megalomus fidelis Neuroptera - Megalomus moestus Short Lacewing ? - Megalomus fidelis Megalomus fidelis? - Megalomus fidelis Brown Lacewing - Megalomus moestus brown lacewing - Megalomus moestus Hemerobiidae: Hemerobius stigma ? - Megalomus Hemobius or Wesmaelius sp. ? - 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)
1. Megalomus angulatus: primarily eastern (Canada: ON; United States: AZ, ME, NH, NY)
2. Megalomus carpenteri: southeastern (FL, MD, VA)
3. Megalomus fidelis: eastern (Canada: BC, ON; United States: DC, FL, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA, WV)
4. Megalomus minor: southern (AL, CA, MS, NV)
5. Megalomus moestus: southwestern (AZ, CA, CO, NM, TX, UT, WY)
6. Megalomus parvulus: FL
7. Megalomus uniformis: TX
Wing venation:
much of NA, but more diverse in the south, with just 2 spp. (M. angulatus & M. fidelis) in Canada(1)
sole member of the subfamily Megalominae Kr├╝ger 1922