They pupate in a silk cocoon under the tree bark.
Adult Lacewings are not moths or butterflies, but are in a totally different insect order: NEUROPTERA. They often have transparent wings, each with a very complex system of veins, and no coloured scales.
The forewings of Porismus strigatus are black with various white markings. The insects have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
The species has been found over much of Australia, including
(written 21 March 2016, updated 11 October 2020)