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

Brown Lacewing

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.”

Location: Georgia

One Response to Brown Lacewing

  1. Heather says:

    I am dealing with a large number of these indoors, I don’t have any houseplants. I am trying to figure out how to keep them outside as opposed to inside, any suggestions?

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