Location: Macon GA
September 7, 2010 8:26 am
Most the pics I’ve seen don’t show the brown spots. Found her on my bathroom wall this morning.
Signature: Roofus Goofus
Hi Roofus Goofus,
Normally we would not even attempt to identify a Green Lacewing to the species level or even genus level, but the markings on your specimen seemed distinctive enough to warrant a try. We were rewarded with a match on BugGuide to Leucochrysa insularis, a species reported to be widespread in the eastern United States and Caribbean. BugGuide also indicates: “The adult of this large, handsome species is easily separated from all other green lacewings found on citrus in Florida by the presence of two dusky spots on each forewing and the unusual mesothoracic markings.“