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Silky Lacewing

Neuroptera, Psychopsidae

Description:

Pale yellow translucent wings with a couple of dark spots near the tip.

Habitat:

Savanna/woodland

Notes:

Observed near the Mlawula River, Mlawula Nature Reserve.

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2 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 7 years ago

Thanks, the example you linked to could occur in this area as well, similar habitats, and not all that far from here.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi again Kate. Upon further investigation, I have changed my opinion! This looks closer to a Silky Lacewing, Family Psychopsidae
Here is a link to a page that has a few. The first one looks like yours though I don't know if it's in the correct area!

http://www.ispot.org.za/species_dictiona...

Here is a link to an Australian species. The color is different but the veining in the wing is quite similar, as well as the shape of the body.
http://gvcocks.homeip.net/Neuroptera/Psy...

KateBraun
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KateBraun

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Dec 31, 2013
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014

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