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Genus Micromus

Some type of fly? - Micromus posticus Brown Lacewing larva - Micromus Beetle nymph? - Micromus A brown lacewing. ID, please. - Micromus posticus Micromus posticus? - Micromus posticus Brown Lacewing - Micromus variolosus Hemerobiidae sp. - Micromus Interesting insect - Micromus posticus
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 Microminae
Genus Micromus
Explanation of Names
Micromus Rambur 1842
8 spp. in our area(1), ~100 total(2)
eyes comparatively small, palpi without apiculus
heads of Micromus | Hemerobius
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larvae discussed in(3)
worldwide & across NA(1)(2)
our only representative of the subfamily Microminae Kr├╝ger 1922 (3 genera total)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Neuropterida Species of the World catalogue (by J.D. Oswald)
3.Larvae of Micromus: generic characteristics and a description of Micromus subanticus (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae)
Krakauer A.H., Tauber C.A. 1996. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 89(2): 203-211.