Chrysoperla carnea (predator)
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Chrysoperla carnea (predator) (Stephens, 1836) - (common green lacewing)
This is a polyphagous, widely distributed predator of aphids, thrips, spider mites, moth eggs and other insects. It is commercially produced, mainly for releases in green houses. The adults are green, about 10-15 mm long. They attach their eggs to long stalks. The larvae have brown stripes with lighter patches on the back. One larva can consume several 100 aphids during its development. The complete life cycle from egg, through 3 larval stages and the pupal stage, to mature adult lasts about 1-2 months. There are 2-3 generations per year.
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Chrysoperla carnea has been found to represent a group of several closely related species which are externally almost identically but produce different stridulatory sounds.
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