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Dictyochrysa peterseni  Australia,Chrysopidae,Dictyochrysa,Dictyochrysa peterseni,Eamw lacewings,Fall,Geotagged,Neuroptera,Nothochrysinae Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Hi Ernst,
    With the little I know about Aussie lacewings I'd say this should probably be a Dictyochrysa and if that is correct it must be Dictyochrysa peterseni. The problem being that I don't have a good understanding of some of the rarer Aussie lacewings, so I can't really rule those out altogether.
    Interestingly ALA has a record (via iNaturalist) for D.peterseni from just south of Adelaide too:
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47941756 and it's ID'd by someone I would probably trust with a proper ID on this..
    P.S. Found some more keys and original descriptions (notably for the other Aussie Nothochrysinae), so pretty confident of the ID now.
    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Thanks so much Arp for looking into this! Posted one year ago
      1. That was a nice puzzle that tought me a thing or two about genera of lacewings previously unknown to me, so an interesting undertaking for me myself and I ;o) Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    2. Thank you for your hard work . You deserve a VB or a Carlton fraught beer if you ever come this way. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  2. What a delicate and intricate being, Posted one year ago

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Dictyochrysa peterseni is a species of Green Lacewings (Neuroptera:Chrysopidae) known from South and Southeast Australia.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Mar 7, 2021. Captured Apr 8, 2014 12:32 in Dunstan Rd, Willunga South SA 5172, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/25.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO6400
  • 96mm