15mm. 27mm including wings.
Caught for me by my son and carried home by the wings so a bit damaged.
Caught light trapping at night.
Have not seen a Lacewing (Order Neuropera) in yellow before.
On a leaf on citrus tree. Appeared to be having breakfast when spotted.
a male of Pseudomallada clathratus
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...