Mallada signata (predator)

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Mallada signata larva with trash on its back (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Sonya Broughton, Department of Agriculture & Food Western Australia
Source: IPM Images

Mallada signata (predator) (Schneider, 1851)

This green lacewing is common in Australia and commercially available there as a biological control agent. The larvae are general predators of arthropods like aphids, thrips, small larvae of Lepidoptera or spider mites.

Synonyms:
Chrysopa signata
Mallada signatus