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Common Green Lacewing

Chrysoperla carnea

Description:

Aptly named, Green-Lacewings have exquisitely delicate wings and are often attracted to lights around suburbia at night. In contrast to the dainty-looking adults, the larvae are fierce predators – even if they are tiny! This one was nearly an inch long without the it's antenna.

Habitat:

This particular guy came into my kitchen and landed on the tiles above my taps.

Notes:

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Common Green Lacewing
Chrysoperla carnea Chrysoperla carnea


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3 Comments

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 7 years ago

Thank you for the ID on this sighting of mine JoshuaGSmith :-) I will be sure to update the info!

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 7 years ago

Thank you Desmond, but I think that is the name I have for the sighting :-)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago

The scientific name for a standard green lacewing is Chrysopidae

sarahaw1981
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sarahaw1981

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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