Common Green Lacewing

Chrysoperla carnea

Common Green Lacewing, Aphid Lion

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Common Green Lacewing is a common garden insect and one of the only lacewings that hibernate. They're a pale green colour and have delicately-looking, transparent wings. They're highly effective predators, giving them their alternate name the 'aphid lion'.
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Traits

When in the larval form, they can be used to reduce aphids and other small insects, meaning they can help with your pest control.
When in their adult form, they feed off of nectar and pollen, making them a beneficial pollinator for your garden.

Appearance

Pale green in colour with large wings that are transparent with haired veins throughout them. They have large orange eyes and two long antennas.

Symptoms

Leave black spots on leaves. Leaves also turn pale in patches and look slightly yellowed.

Activity

Nocturnal

Personality

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Chrysopidae

Metamorphosis

Complete

Distribution

Europe, Oceana, Aisa, Northen Africa and America

Biological treatment

By introducing other bugs to the plants that are effected you can cut down the damage that lacewing cause by reducing their numbers. Insects such as spiders and wasps will feed off of the lacewings.

Chemical treatment

Insecticides can be used to kill both larvae and adult Chrysoperla carnea. Using flonicamid, sulfoxaflor and flupyradifurone based ones are the best resulting.

Attracts

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