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Brown Lacewing

Micromus sp


About 12mm long, more brown than green.Delicate, veiny wings. Not to be mistaken for a termite, though similar in size is more slender of build.


Urban garden in this case. They are predator of pests = a gardner's friend.


I found him just inside the house late afternoon and popped him on the underside of my desk lamp which has a magnifying glass. After taking these shots I released him outside.

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flyingfrogconcepts 10 years ago

Thank you. I'm chuffed with how much detail I was able to get.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Nice series!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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