Green Lacewing

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Green lacewing adult.
Photo courtesy of
Michigan State University,
Cooperative Extension Service.


Green lacewing adults (10 mm to 12 mm) have net-veined wings and gold-colored eyes. They feed on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew. Some lacewing species are brown and smaller.

Lacewing eggs are suspended at the tips of long, erect stalks.

Lacewing larvae are alligator-shaped with long, piercing mandibles. They are active predators of aphids and other small insects.

In rare cases, lacewings have pupated inside the calyx cup of ripe fruit.


Isaacs, Rufus. Lacewings. Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service. 2009. Retrieved 07 June 2010.

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