Scientific name: Genus Chrysopa and Genus Chrysoperla
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 lacewing larvae on the leaves.