Brown Lace wings-Hemerobiidae

 

Many skiers, enjoying the last snow of early spring, suddenly come upon small rough- winged insects seemingly frozen in their tracks. These are neuropterans of the family Hemerobiidae, commonly called brown lace-wings, that have fallen from nearby trees. They are often found clinging to conifers. The larvae are predaceous, often feeding on aphids. They are sometimes seen carrying piles of debris on their backs.


 

INDEX : Insects     September 16, 2008 01:44:13 PM