General Description

Body brown, long and thin. Wings brown and covered with a layer of fine hair. Antennae long and thin. Larva brown with large jaws. Body up to 1 cm long.


Brown Lacewings are predators, moving across plants to catch soft-bodied insects. They are beneficial to farmers because they often feed on aphids that live on cereal and other crops. Adults fly to lights at night.


South-western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


On plants.

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