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Lacewing

 

Green lacewing (Chrysoperla spp.) adults are a vibrant green coloured insect with four delicate, transparent wings. They are about 18 mm long, with long hair-like antennae and red-gold eyes.

The larval stage of the lacewings is predatory and feeds on soft-bodied insects, such as aphids and spider mites. This is not a common insect in northern Alberta.

  

Controls

Green lacewings can be used as a means of control for other pests.

Lacewing larvae feed on many different pest insects. In general, they attack the eggs and the immature stages of most soft-bodied pests such as: aphids, thrips, spider mites, sweet potato & greenhouse whitefly, mealybugs, leafhoppers, and the eggs and caterpillars of most pest moths.

Last updated: 12/4/2014 8:24:50 AM