Finally! I Found One

I can’t believe I finally found a green lacewing. I’ve been looking for one since I found an egg 3 weeks ago.

The green lacewing’s body was all of a 1/2 inch long. The green-on-green didn’t advertise the lacewing’s presence. Only parts of its long antennae show in the picture.

The only reason I spotted this egg was with it being in the sunlight and the area behind it shaded. Green lacewings usually lay their eggs in a line. For some reason, there was only one on the leaf.

Green lacewings are found in meadows, gardens and forest edges throughout North America. The adults and larvae feed on small insects, especially aphids and nymphs of scale insects.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. I wonder how they make the string, like me and you were talking about…

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  2. Posted by Therese on July 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Beautiful!

    Reply

  3. Yea on finding her! What an interesting insect, the egg shot is awesome!

    Reply

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