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Brown Lacewing - Chauliodes pectinicornis

Brown Lacewing - Chauliodes pectinicornis
New Paltz, New York, USA
July 10, 2009
Size: around 2"

Moved from Fishflies.

Moved from ID Request.

Corydalidae, rather (related but separate order)
brown lacewings are 5-10 times smaller

It is a Corydalid, and I just ID'ed one of these today, so the knowledge is still fresh in my brain. The pectinate antennae and the uniformly drab wings mean that it is a fishfly, in genus Chauliodes. It looks like the thorax has yellow accent markings on a brown background, which makes it C. pecticornis.

That's cool. My specimen was the other species, with brown marks on a yellow background.

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