Green Lacewing

Order Neuroptera, green lacewing. Dorsal ViewGreen lacewing

Scientific name: Genus Chrysopa and Genus Chrysoperla
(Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

Facts: Adult green lacewings feed on pollen, nectar and honeydew and can also feed on aphids, spider mites or other prey. The larvae are voracious predators and can feed on any insect that is small enough. Larval lacewings are key predators and often provide good biological control of many pests. The next time you see a pecan tree or rose bush covered with honeydew (indicating an aphid infestation), look around for Order Neuroptera, green lacewing. Lateral viewlacewing larvae on the leaves.

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