green lacewings (Chrysopa spp. ) on flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)) - 1402138

green lacewings
Chrysopa sp. Leach 1815

Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.)
Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: 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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Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States

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