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Species Hemerobius stigma

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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 Hemerobiinae
Genus Hemerobius
Species stigma (Hemerobius stigma)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemerobius stigma Stephens, 1835. Synonyms:
Hemerobius stigmaterus Fitch, 1855
Size
5-8 mm
Identification
Noted for a distinctive, broad orange-brown pterostigma especially on the hind wings(1), dark spot at the basal crossvein between veins M3+4 and Cu1, and more unicolored thorax. (see Meinander, 1962) Highly variable in terms of wing markings, with the summer form being nearly devoid of markings and the winter form having heavily spotted wings.(2)
Range
Holarctic. Widespread in North America.(3)
Habitat
Often associated with conifers.(2)
Season
Listed March-April, September, for North Carolina by Brimley (4).
Life Cycle
Life history described in depth by Withycombe (1922).(2)
Print References
Brimley, p. 29, Hemerobius stigmaterus (4)
Internet References
Cornell University--discusses life cycle
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic Hemerobiidae
Nathan Banks. 1905. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, vol. 32: 21-51.
2.The life-history of Hemerobius stigma, Steph.
Withycombe, C. L. 1922. The Entomologist 55(708):97-99.
3.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.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.