Small species, commonly found on trees, shrubs or low vegetation. Adults and larva are predators, the larva are free roaming and do not carry debris. Many drop and feign death if disturbed.    [35 Aust. species]

Most species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.



HemerobiidGC sp. 1

HemerobiidGC sp. 4


Notiobiella viridis




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Insects of Australia (Chapter 34: Neuroptera)

New, T.R.

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

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