A small brown lacewing with fuzzy wings. Kyogle, NSW.
Giant Ant Lion
The biggest lacewing larva I've ever seen at almost 10mm. Rather than dig a pit to catch ants it was hidden just under the sand and was only detected when prey happened upon it's lair. Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a mantis lacewing. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Baby lacewing collects organic matter from the edge of a leaf to add to the carefully arranged camoflage on its back. Oxley Creek, QLD.
This particular lacewing uses discarded organic matter such as leaves for camouflage. Oxley Creek, Qld.
The first Owlfy I've managed to photograph, found on a very hot day near the beach. Woodgate, QLD.
Everyone Loves an Aphid
Hiding in unfurled rose leaves, Lacewing larva is preying on rose aphids. Kyogle, NSW.
Camouflaged with organic matter. Pile Gully, QLD.
Ant Lion Camo
Ant Lion reverses back into the dirt after it's sand trap is disturbed. It doesn't seem necessary to hide underground when you are this well camouflaged. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Ant lion backs away from it's prey after being disturbed by your truly. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Ant Lion and Ant
Hapless Technomyrmex ant falls prey to ant lion's carefully crafted sand trap at the bottom of a tree. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Determined lacewing baby carries it's enormous load up the side of a timber railing. This stuff looks light weight but to lug it up a vertical surface? Good effort lacewing baby. Mt Ommaney, QLD.
Mantid lacewing takes shelter from the wind. I imagine it is hard for these to fly on a windy day. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Yellow Mantid Lacewing
Mantid lacewing. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Lacewing Larva Adjusts Camo Crud
Lacewing larva manipulates silk that seems to be used to hold together its camo crud. This camo includes plant matter and you can even see a couple of pollen filled flower stamens. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Lacewing larva uses its pincers to suck the guts out of a small mealy bug. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Adult green lacewing sports a badly damaged wing. These pest munching insect is used in citrus and other crops throughout Australia for biocontrol. Mundubbera, QLD.
Lacewing hatchlings emerging from their eggs. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Lacewing hatchling freshly emerged from its egg-on-a-stalk. Oxley Creek, Qld.
A baby lacewing hatches from its egg.
A baby lacewing waits for the right time to hatch. You can quite clearly see the eye and legs squished into the tiny egg.
Tiny lacewing baby hatches from its egg-on-a-stalk.
This is the clutch of lacewing eggs, those are my thumb and forefinger holding the leaf.
Chubby little lacewing larva rests on a yellow flower.
Adult green lacewing resting on a leaf. Mt Coot-tha, Qld.
Lacewing Larva Collects Fluff
Fluffy white lacewing larva. Ironbark Gully, QLD.
Lacewing larva traipses around a tree looking for lunch. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Lacewing Larva on Fence Post
Lacewing larva has used organic matter as camouflage and included fine particles of sand. Add to this an almost translucent body and you have perfect camouflage. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Lacewing larva with organic disguise. Recycling in nature.
Orange Lacewing Larva
Lacewing larva with a load of ant heads.
Lacewing larva. I guess they use the hairy bits to hang onto their disguises.
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