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Insect: Lacewing

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darth bangkok
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Insect: Lacewing

Unread postby darth bangkok » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:58 am

These are some other insect photos from KNP that are kind of just a shot in the dark if anyone knows, it would be great.

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KNP 2009
30/8 - 31/8 - Pretoriuskop
1/9 - Skukuza
2/9 - 3/9 - Letaba
4/9 - Mopani

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby normana53 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:38 am

Darth,

#4 above appears to be a Lacewing. I believe it's either Green (Chrysoperla) or Yellow Lacewing (Ceratochrysa antica) The Yellow Lacewing is relatively large with a wingspan of approximately 37mm, while the Green is smaller with a 24mm wingspan. Both can be found in KNP.
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darth bangkok
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby darth bangkok » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:33 pm

Hi Normana,

Thank you so much for that information. I think based on the sized the second ID would be Green Lacewing.

Cheers!
Brian
KNP 2009
30/8 - 31/8 - Pretoriuskop
1/9 - Skukuza
2/9 - 3/9 - Letaba
4/9 - Mopani

www.briancasatelli.smugmug.com/Wildlife

www.globaltwitcher.com


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