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Photo#99221
Hemerobius stigma

Hemerobius stigma
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
March 18, 2007
Size: 6 mm
Detail of head, showing, I believe, the distinctive form--large eye and mouthparts (palpi) with an apiculus as shown in this diagram (link updated 8/2/17) from the University of Florida. Quoting from that key:
maxillary and labial palpi with a small peg-like apiculus so that they appear 6- and 4-segmented respectively ---> Hemerobius/Sympherobius

Compare head of Micromus here:


(I'm trying to get oriented in this difficult group--making sure I understand the identifications I think I know!)

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Updated broken link
The helpful diagram that Patrick included to U of Florida can now be found here:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/brown_lacewings15.htm

#99221 Identification – Hemerobius stigma
Identification confirmed.