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Species Micromus posticus

Brown Lacewing - Micromus posticus - Micromus posticus Lacewing - Micromus posticus Brown Lacewing? - Micromus posticus brown lacewing - Micromus posticus Micromus sp. - Micromus posticus Brown Lacewing life cycle  - Micromus posticus Neuroptera - Micromus posticus Micromus posticus ? - 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
Species posticus (Micromus posticus)
Explanation of Names
Micromus posticus (Walker 1853)
Across NA north to QC-YT(1); most common member of the genus in much of our area
Spring-fall (Mar-Dec in e. NC, Jul-Sep in NC mountains; Aug-Oct in MN)
Larvae and adults feed on aphids
Biology and immature stages described by Miller & Cave (1987)
Print References
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.New synonymy, new species, new keys to Neivamyrmex army ants of the United States
Gordon C. Snelling and Roy R. Snelling. 2007. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol 80: 459-550.