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Species Sympherobius barberi - Barber's Brown Lacewing

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Classification
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 Sympherobiinae
Genus Sympherobius
Species barberi (Barber's Brown Lacewing)
Explanation of Names
Sympherobius barberi Banks 1903
named after H.S. Barber (more here and here)
Size
12-15 mm(1)
Range
US (north to NJ-MN-WA)(2) to Peru(1)
Food
prefer coccids, esp. mealybugs
Life Cycle
Three larval instars, the later instars are relatively immobile. A white cocoon of double structure (outer loose thread, inner compact structure) is constructed in protected areas.
Remarks
Adults common at lights. Adults and larvae can be found by beating or sweeping plants, especially oaks and pines and plants with high aphid infestations such as alfalfa.
Mass reared in TX to control citrus mealybug in southernmost TX
Print References
Smith R.C. (1934) Notes on the Neuroptera and Mecoptera of Kansas, with keys to the identification of species. J. Kansas Ent. Soc. 7: 120-144.
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.