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Overwinter Form of Chrysoperla rufilabris Crawling through oak and hickory leaf litter at a mixed forest edge.<br />
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Update! I got some answers! <br />
According to Jonathan Hoskins on BugGuide:<br />
&quot;An excellent example of its brown/tan overwinter form. This is the only member of the pudica-group (denoted by pointed hind wingtips) I&#039;m aware of that does so (others overwinter in other forms, such as pre-pupae). C. rufilabris is also the only eastern species with black cross-veins and gradates.&quot; Chrysoperla rufilabris,Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Overwinter Form of Chrysoperla rufilabris

Crawling through oak and hickory leaf litter at a mixed forest edge.

Update! I got some answers!
According to Jonathan Hoskins on BugGuide:
"An excellent example of its brown/tan overwinter form. This is the only member of the pudica-group (denoted by pointed hind wingtips) I'm aware of that does so (others overwinter in other forms, such as pre-pupae). C. rufilabris is also the only eastern species with black cross-veins and gradates."

    comments (6)

  1. Ohh! Great find! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you! I was so excited. I just updated my ID after getting some insight on BG. Posted one year ago
  2. Amazing shot, very hard to get it entirely in focus. And it's stunning. Hope you find an ID! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you! Just updated the post with information as I got my ID on BG! Posted one year ago
      1. Unexpected species! Did not know a winter form can look so radically different. Posted one year ago
        1. I had no idea either! What a wonderful surprise! Posted one year ago

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Chrysoperla rufilabris is a species of green lacewing in the family Chrysopidae. It is found in the Caribbean, Central America, and North America.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Dec 19, 2020. Captured Dec 18, 2020 15:22 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/25.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm