Photo 4. Larva of a green lacewing. Note the stiff hairs along the sides, and the protruding pincer-like mouth parts.
Lacewings. There are two kinds: green (Photo 1) and brown (Photo 2). Green lacewings are more common and are also called 'common lacewings' or 'common green lacewings'. The two types, green and brown, not only differ in colour, but also in the venation of the wings. In this fact sheet we are dealing with green lacewings.
Green lacewings belong to the family Chrysopidae. Brown lacewings belong to the family Hemerobiidae. Two common genera of green lacewings are Chrysoperla and Chrysopa.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Chrysopia. Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopidae); Neuroptera: lacewing and antlions. CSIRO. (http://www.ento.csiro.au/education/insects/neuroptera.html). Photos 1,3&4 Whitney Cranshaw, Bugwood.org; Photo 2 David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org. Daigram. McDougall et al. (2017) Bunching vegetables: A field guide for the identification of insects, beneficials, diseases and disorders in Australia. NSW Department of Primary Industries. Australia.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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