Subject: Flying insect in house
Location: Atlanta, GA
December 19, 2012 11:24 pm
Please tell me this is not a termite. I have seen two in two days, during a warm spell in Atlanta, GA. Both have been crawling inside the house at night, one on a wall near a light source, the other on a lampshade. They are about a quarter of an inch long, with wings maybe closer to 5/8”.
Signature: G. Webb
Dear G. Webb,
This is not a Termite. It is a predatory Brown Lacewing in the family Hemerobiidae. According to BugGuide: “Adults and larvae predaceous. Homopterans, such as aphids, are favorite prey.”