This I spotted today on the roof of our outdoor deck. Don't really know what the
youngsters are, I'll keep you posted on their development.
DAY 2 - horns:
DAY 3 - hatchlings gone, and mystery resolved
Nymphes myrmeleonides is an Australian lacewing, known as the blue eyes lacewing. It is found in areas of New South
Wales and Queensland, and is one of the largest lacewings in the world. The species have a body length of up to 4 cm
(1.57 in) and a wingspan of up to 11 cm (4.33 in), each wing ending in a white tip. The larvae of N. myrmeleonides
resemble antlions and construct pit traps by burrowing into loose soil. Wikipedia
See photos at: www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_lacewings/BlueEyes.htm
This was a coincidence: I spotted this insect flying inside, somewhat hindered by
spiders' webs -
I did my research and found out it actually was the adult 'Blue Eyes Lacewing'!
Every now and then we try to untangle butterflies and dragonflies caught in webs
inside the house. Dragonflies are quite easy to catch, but in this case I only
managed to do a partial cleaning, which wasn't enough because the next day I
found it dead in the house. The next photo is from the time it was still alive, and
the rest when it wasn't.
Annulus of Stones, 2007