Lacewings and Relatives

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Climaciella brunnea

Climaciella brunnea

A larva of a Myrmeleon sp. antlion, uncomfortably pulled from its burrow.  Orlando, Florida, USA

A larva of a Myrmeleon sp. antlion, uncomfortably pulled from its burrow. Orlando, Florida, USA

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit.  Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

Plega sp.

Plega sp.

Climaciella brunnea

Climaciella brunnea

Adult antlions superficially resemble damselflies, but they are actually relatives of lacewings.  Sierra Nevada mountains, California, USA

Adult antlions superficially resemble damselflies, but they are actually relatives of lacewings. Sierra Nevada mountains, California, USA

An antlion (not visible) hurls sand at an ant (Camponotus tortuganus) attempting to climb out of the trap.  Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion (not visible) hurls sand at an ant (Camponotus tortuganus) attempting to climb out of the trap. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit.  Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

Chrysopidae

Chrysopidae

The larva of a green lacewing sucks the juices from a milkweed aphid.  Urbana, Illinois, USA

The larva of a green lacewing sucks the juices from a milkweed aphid. Urbana, Illinois, USA


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