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Green lacewing (270) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Biocontrol


Common Name

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.

Scientific Name

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. (; Neuroptera: lacewing and antlions. CSIRO. ( Photos 1,3&4 Whitney Cranshaw, Photo 2 David Cappaert, Michigan State University, 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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