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Mottled Black Lacewing - Distoleon somnolentus

Family Myrmeleontidae

This page contains pictures and information about Mottled Black Lacewings that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 40mm
This lacewing adult has the slender body and narrow mottled wings. Its black antennae are long, segmented and with slight clubbed pale apex. . 
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This lacewing adult was found in Karawatha Forest. It mimicked part of the dry stem. It did not move a bit even when we came very close.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 541.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p323. 
3. A Revision of the Australian Myrmeleontidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). III. New, T.R. (1985) Dendroleontini. Aust. J. Zool. Suppl. 105: 1-159.
4. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 
5. Wildlife of greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum, p100.

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