Chrysopa (genus - predators)

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Chrysopa oculata (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Tom Murray
Source: BugGuide

Chrysopa Leach in Brewster, 1815

This genus of green lacewings is widely distributed in temperate regions and contains more than 50 species. Several of them are important predators of pest arthropods like aphids, thrips or spider mites. Common species are for example Chrysopa oculata or Chrysopa pallens. The genus is very similar to the genus Chrysoperla. The main characters are found in the wing venation and the colour patterns of the adults.

Type species: Chrysopa vittata


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: