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  Green Lacewing larva 1 (Chrysopidae family sp1)





Green Lacewing larva 1 | Chrysopidae family sp1 photo
Green Lacewing larva. At first I thought this was a mealybug, but it moved too fast for a mealybug. Through the lens I could see the pincer-like lacewing mouthparts.

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Green Lacewing larva 1 | Chrysopidae family sp1 photo
Green Lacewing larva

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Green Lacewing larva 1 | Chrysopidae family sp1 photo
Green Lacewing larva

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



INSECT FACTS

Identification
Unknown species of Green Lacewing larva. The larva is white with pincer-like mouthparts. This species covers itself in long white waxy threads from its prey (mealybugs?) giving it the appearance of a mealybug.

Food
Green Lacewing larvae hunt for soft bodied insects on vegetation.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Neuroptera
Family:Chrysopidae
Genus:Chrysopidae family
Species:sp1
Common Name:Green Lacewing larva 1