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Green Lacewing (egg)

Chrysopa sp.

Description:

Green Lacewings lay their eggs on individual stalks to protect them from other insect predators. This solitary egg is shown on the drying petals of a rose - each egg is only about the size of the head of a pin.

Habitat:

Grass and weeds as well as tree/shrubs

Notes:

Adults mainly feed on nectar and pollen - some are predators. Juveniles feed on pest insects, and so are used in pest control. "Aphid lions" are actually the larvae of this species.

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2 Comments

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

Thanks - just caught it because it was on the older petals, and on a eye height rose bush! I'll add it to the mission. :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great spotting - these eggs can so easily be overlooked. I was able to photograph some once only because I noticed the female laying them. Good information, too! You could add this to the mission on eggs: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8022...

catgrin
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catgrin

Long Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 15, 2014
Submitted on Oct 27, 2014

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