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Diamond-banded lacewing


Diamond-banded Lacewing is pale yellowish brown to ivory in colours, sometimes tinged with pale green. Eyes dark grey to black. Antennae pale yellowish green. This Lacewing can be distinguished by the pterostigma are bright pinkish red in colour. The abdomen has prominent dark red diamond-shaped mark on each segment


Spotted at night time on ceiling. North Eastern NSW.


There doesn't seem to be much information on these guys on the web. According to the encyclopedia of life they've been recorded on Lord Howe Island, around Sydney & Sunnybank in Brisbane.

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AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Thanks lisa! I've never seen one before! It was gorgeous!

LisaPowers 10 years ago


AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Thanks pradeep!!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 10 years ago

nice one.

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Yeah it was gorgeous! As far as i know it's the only one of it's species on here so far but don't hold me to it! I searched it's common & scientific names under organisms and didn't find another.

WildlifeLover 10 years ago

Very colourful. The first one on of its species on project noah?

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Thanks a lot lori! Id never even seen one around here before and I just couldnt get over how pretty it was!

lori.tas 10 years ago

Wow, nice one. They are such amazing little creatures.

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Thanks NathBig & mark!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

You got it - Norfolius howensis -

NathBig 10 years ago

Awesome! Well done! :)

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Thanks NathBig! I worked out it's a diamond-banded lacewing. I think it's the first of it's species on project noah!

NathBig 10 years ago

Looks like a Green Lacewing, not sure of the particular species though.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Oct 28, 2013
Submitted on Oct 28, 2013

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