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Link to large image (133K) of Green Lacewing Larva Link to large image (98K) of Green Lacewing Adult

Link to large image (107K) of Green Lacewing Eggs

Green Lacewing Larva Feeding on Looper Green Lacewing Adult and Eggs
Link to large image (93K) of Green Lacewing Pupa At least two species of green lacewings and one brown lacewing species may be found in mint fields, but the green lacewing is most common. Adults are green to yellowish-green with four, delicate transparent wings with many veins and crossveins. Adults are about 18 mm long, with long hair-like antennae and red-gold eyes. Eggs are pale green and are laid singly on long, slender stalks. Lacewings overwinter as pupae in protected areas such as cracks and crevices. Adults emerge in the spring and begin laying eggs. There are 5 - 6 generations each year. Adults feed on honeydew and larvae feed on soft-bodied insects, such as aphids, spider mites, immature bugs, and leafhoppers.

Green Lacewing Pupa

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