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Genus Micromus

Brown Lacewing - Micromus posticus Lacewing larva? - Micromus Micromus posticus Micromus posticus Micromus ? - Micromus subanticus Hemerobiidae - Micromus subanticus Brown lacewing - Micromus posticus Micromus variolosus. ? - Micromus
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)
1. Micromus angulatus: northern (Canada: AB, BC, MB, NF, NS, NT, ON, QC, SK, YT; United States: CO, ME, MI, MN, NH, NY, SD, VT, WI)
2. Micromus borealis: northeastern (Canada: AB, BC, YT; United States: AK)
3. Micromus montanus : widespread (Canada: AB, BC, NS, QC, SK; United States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, ID, MA, ME, NC, ND, NH, NV, NY, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI)
4. Micromus posticus: widespread (Canada: BC, ON, QC, YT; United States: AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI)
5. Micromus remiformis: western (CA, ID, NV, OR, UT)
6. Micromus subanticus: widespread (Canada: BC, MB, ON, QC; United States: AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MN, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, SC, TX, VA, WI)
7. Micromus variegatus: introduced and spreading (Canada: AB, BC, NS, QC; United States: ID, NH, OR, WA)
8. Micromus variolosus: western (Canada: BC, SK, YT; United States: AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) plus IN, MN
Eyes comparatively small, palpi without apiculus
  Heads of Micromus (left) vs. Hemerobius (right)

Wing venation:

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.