Nymphes myrmeleonoides

Blue Eyes Lacewing


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Lacewing hatchlings popping out of geometrically angled rows of eggs. Like tiny ant-lions. Eggs are placed in alternate left-right angles in parallel lines. Each about 2mm I know other lacewings use long stalks to keep hungry larvae away from each other so maybe these alternate angled eggs are for a similar purpose?
Under bungalow eaves in suburban back yard..

Date & Time

2013-03-07 02:49 PM [Melbourne]


-37.89902 , 145.311151 : 162.569 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Suzanne Jones  Interesting.

    Reply • 04 Mar 2015

  2. Chris Lindorff  Hi Mark. The ALA is using the name Nymphes myrmeleonoides, which is already in the NS database. It appears Nymphes myrmeleonides could be a synonym.

    Reply • 04 Mar 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Maybe my typo. Thanks.. Backtracking begins. :(

      Reply • 04 Mar 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Wow that's interesting. Google search gives 943 hits for "Nymphes myrmeleonoides" and 6630 hits for "Nymphes myrmeleonides". Turmoil.

      Reply • 04 Mar 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Actually after an intensive read I'm not confident of the species now either :( Might need Nymphes spp. ?

      Reply • 04 Mar 2015

NS Observation No. 54F586F0ED2A8945A1000515
Created 2015-03-03 09:03 PM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-04 05:27 PM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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