Osmylids

These slender lacewings have broad, patterned wings and threadlike antennae. • life Cycle Rows of eggs are laid on tree trunks or foliage near water. Some larvae are semi-aquatic (living in wet moss, for example) and eat insect larvae; others live under tree bark.

• Occurrence Worldwide, except

North America. In wooded areas near to a steady flow of water, such as a stream.

LARVAE have straight, needlelike mouthparts.

threadlike • antennae

OSMYU/S FULV1CEPHAU1S is widespread in Kurope. Kike all osmylids, it is a weak flier despite its large wings.

LARVAE have straight, needlelike mouthparts.

threadlike • antennae

Wingspan (1.4-3cm)

Larval feeding habits ^

0rder NEUROPTKRA

Family SlSVRIDAK

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