Nymphes myrmeleonides

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Nymphes myrmeleonides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Neuroptera
Family: Nymphidae
Genus: Nymphes
Species: N. myrmeleonides
Binomial name
Nymphes myrmeleonides
Leach, 1814 [1]

Nymphes myrmeleonides is an Australian Neuroptera, known as the blue eyes lacewing.[2] It is found in areas of New South Wales and Queensland.[3] The species have a body length of up to 4 centimetres (1.6 in) and a wingspan of up to 11 cm (4.3 in), each wing ending in a white tip.[4] The larvae of N. myrmeleonides resemble antlions and construct pit traps by burrowing into loose soil.[5]


  1. ^ "Planiupennia in the Swedish Museum of Natural History". Naturhistoriska riksmuseet. August 24, 2000. 
  2. ^ "Blue eyes lacewing — Nymphes myrmeleonides". Brisbane Insects and Spiders. December 30, 2005. Archived from the original on October 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Nymphes myrmeleonides". Zipcode Zoo. April 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Lacewing development". University of Sydney. June 10, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Nymphes myrmeleonides". Botanic Gardens Trust. Retrieved April 17, 2007.