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Both the adult and immature forms of these beneficials are predators on aphids. The immatures are often known as aphid-lions. Lacewing eggs are unusual in that they are attached to surfaces by long, threadlike, upright stalks. Larvae are shaped somewhat like those of lady beetles but are light colored and have a pair of long sickle-shaped mouthparts protruding forward. Adults are light green, about 5/8 inch long and have 4 large lacy wings, thin bodies and long antennae.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Planipennia
Superfamily: Hemerobioidea
Family: Chrysopidae
Subfamily: Chysopinae
Tribe: Chrysopini
Genus: Chrysopa
Subject: Chrysopa spp. Leach 1815


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Friday, January 21, 2011