New insect found in Windsor

Sunnio Zeng
By Sunnio Zeng February 10, 2018 13:04

By Sunnio Zeng

After being attracted to a backyard floodlight, a new moth-like insect has been found in Windsor.
And it turns out the backyard was owned by Tom Preney, the City of Windsor’s biodiversity co-ordinator.
“It’s very small insect, probably one centimeter,” said Preney.
“It was attracted to the bright light I put in my backyard. We do that to survey the insects. It is a way we can look at many species of insect at the same time.”
The insect is called a pleasing lacewing.
It was identified in 1944 in Detroit, but this is the first time since this insect has been found in this region.
Preney said they are harmless.
“It definitely doesn’t pose any threat to any other insect.”

Sunnio Zeng
By Sunnio Zeng February 10, 2018 13:04

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