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Common Green Lacewing

Chrysoperla carnea


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.


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



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Common Green Lacewing
Chrysoperla carnea Chrysoperla carnea

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sarahaw1981 7 years ago

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

sarahaw1981 7 years ago

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

Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago

The scientific name for a standard green lacewing is Chrysopidae

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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

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