Found at bottom of its sand trap on Moving Mountain Trail
Found behind my house.
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, 149 Nelson St.
Habitat: Inside leaf fold/roll gall, presumably feeding on Gynaikothrips ficorum.
Location: growing/attached to bark on tree
Debris-carrying lacewing larvae, hidden in plain sight
Found by my porch light.
The insect order Neuroptera, or net-winged insects, includes the lacewings, mantidflies, antlions, and their relatives. The order contains about 6,000 species. The group was once known as Planipennia, and at that time also included alderflies, fishflies, dobsonflies and snakeflies, but these are now generally considered to be separate orders (the Megaloptera and Raphidioptera). Sometimes the name Neuropterida is used to refer to these three orders as a group. This is either placed at superorder rank, with...