Chrysopa perla: the Green Lacewing

Tiny wisp of an insect. The females usually lay eggs near aphid colonies. Larvae are predators, mainly feeding on Aphididae, Coccidae species and caterpillars (Pieris brassicaeAutographa gamma). The adult insects hibernate in winter.

Chrysopa perla, known commonly as the green lacewing

Chrysopa perla: the green lacewing

 

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