Location: Elyria Canyon Park, Mt Washington, Los Angeles, CA
July 21, 2012
This Lacewing was attracted to the black light set up by Julian Donahue in Elyria Canyon Park. We believe it is a Beaded Lacewing in the family Berothidae based on photos posted to BugGuide.
Julian Donahue provides his photograph
Indeed, it is a berothid (Neuroptera: Berothidae), in the genus Lomamyia, of which there are about 10 species in North America. I knew it looked peculiar for a brown lacewing, and I’ve seen them before, but just couldn’t remember the name.