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By Edhat subscriber John

Anyone know what this thing is? About 1" long and perched on my ceiling.

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woodruff Sep 25, 2017 11:34 PM
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Lacewings are among the loveliest, most delicate creatures around. Be glad that it is not a harmful insect, and, if possible, take a bit of pleasure in its beauty.

MountainMan4865 Sep 25, 2017 07:31 PM
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Winged termites look a lot like queen ants... or ants with wings. When I lived in Kentucky, we had a swarm chew through a wall while swarming... it was an experience. Definitely a lacewing. Termite's wings are not as long as the body, and very ant-like.

675 - I've had a lot of people tell me they don't kill anything around here, except for the 'brown recluses'. We don't have Brown Recluses, unless they come in a moving truck. We have wolf spiders that are suffering a terrible fate of misidentification.

a-1506381778 Sep 25, 2017 04:22 PM
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It's so funny how some people rush in to i.d. with "termite." It makes me wonder how many beneficial insects, spiders, snakes, centipedes, etc humans kill due to pure ignorance.

MountainMan4865 Sep 25, 2017 07:35 PM
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Sacjon - thank you for sheparding this lovely to a better environment. We had to relocate a black widow that had webbed between the window and my pillow last night. May your lacewing find a home in your garden!

MountainMan4865 Sep 25, 2017 07:34 PM
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Sacjon - thank you for sheparding this lovely to a better environment. We had to relocate a black widow that had webbed between the window and my pillow last night. May your lacewing find a home in your garden!

sacjon Sep 25, 2017 04:35 PM
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OP here. Having a gut instinct it wasn't a termite, I carefully "escorted" this little critter outside to the garden :)

Bug Girl Sep 25, 2017 03:12 PM
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Brown Lacewings - Hemerobiidae

Extremely beneficial insect to find in your garden, as larvae they are extremely voracious and eat lots of the bad bugs. Green lacewings, too. When you find these guys it's a good sign. :)

NOT A TERMITE

tagdes Sep 25, 2017 03:48 PM
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I do know Jack but obviously I don't know Hemerobiidae...and half right is not half bad...it is winged :>)

sacjon Sep 25, 2017 03:44 PM
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OP here....thank you!! Yesterday when I found it, I searched up termites and it did not look like one, so I'm glad it was ID'd as something other!

ceegee Sep 25, 2017 03:04 PM
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This is not a termite. It is known as a lacewing, in the order Neuroptera. The family might be Hemerobiidae but I don't know for sure.

Sprigofsage Sep 25, 2017 01:25 PM
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I second that.

tagdes Sep 25, 2017 01:09 PM
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Winged termite.

a-1506403502 Sep 25, 2017 10:25 PM
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"winged termite"

Not even close. This would have been better: "I don't know anything about insects, but I think maybe this could be winged termite, simply because I can't think of anything else, and I haven't even bothered to go to google images to see if they look anything like this".

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