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JonathanHoskins Lacewing
Lacewing commented on by JonathanHoskins Pennsylvania, USAa month ago

Nothancyla verreauxi doesn't occur anywhere in the Americas and has rather different facial markings.

JonathanHoskins Green Lacewing
Green Lacewing commented on by JonathanHoskins Virginia, USAa month ago

Agreed, spot on for the species :-)

JonathanHoskins Green Lacewings
Green Lacewings commented on by JonathanHoskins North Wales, Pennsylvania, United Statesa month ago

Facial markings are faint but just visible enough to see the typical 4 spots on the head typical of C. oculata.

JonathanHoskins Green Lacewing
Green Lacewing commented on by JonathanHoskins Rother, England, United Kingdoma month ago

One of the green lacewings, maybe Chrysopa or Pseudomallada, though additional angles can help in separating these two genera.

JonathanHoskins Pacific Red Velvet Ant
Pacific Red Velvet Ant commented on by JonathanHoskins Santa Barbara, California, United Statesa month ago

One of the species of Dasymutilla, but not D. occidentalis (which is an eastern species and doesn't occur in California). There are 3 species with very similar appearances as a part of a larger Müllerian mimicry ring: D. aureola, D. californica, and D. coccineohirta. The head may not be broader than the thorax, so that may be more suggestive of the latter 2.

JonathanHoskins Antlion
Antlion commented on by JonathanHoskins North Carolina, USA7 months ago

V. fallax texana shouldn't occur this far east.

JonathanHoskins Spotting
Spotting commented on by JonathanHoskins Avalon, California, USA7 months ago

Antennae are more slender and thread-like. This group is very easy to confuse for the related antlions and is rather understudied in comparison. Very cool find!

JonathanHoskins Antlion ( Adult )
Antlion ( Adult ) commented on by JonathanHoskins Florida, USA7 months ago

Not Glenurus, noting the lack of white at the wingtips. Mottled wings and hairy forelegs align better with Vella.

JonathanHoskins Antlion
Antlion commented on by JonathanHoskins Franklin, Tennessee, USA7 months ago

I'll second that mayflies definitely are not antlions, though that common name gets tossed around quite a bit. In Texas, it's common for crane flies (Tipulomorpha) to be called "mayflies" for some reason. This genus is often noted as picture-winged antlions for their stunning wings, easily the most unique in North America.

JonathanHoskins Antlion
Antlion commented on by JonathanHoskins Florida, USA7 months ago

So lucky! This is a beautiful genus and probably among the most distinct antlion groups.

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