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Diamond-banded Lacewing - Norfolius howensis

Family Nymphidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Diamond-banded Lacewings that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 25mm 
Diamond-banded Lacewing is pale yellowish brown to ivory in colours, sometimes tinged with pale green. Eyes dark grey to black. Antennae pale yellowish green.
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This Lacewing can be distinguished by the pterostigma are bright pinkish red in colour. The abdomen has prominent dark red diamond-shaped mark on each segment.
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Photos taken in Yugarapul Park on Nov 2009.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 540.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p322. 
3. Lacewings - Queensland Museum, 2011. 
4. A revision of the Australian Nymphidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) - TR New 1981, Australian Journal of Zoology 29(5) 707 - 750

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