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Chrysopa perla

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Neuroptera
Scientific name  Chrysopa perla
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Chrysopidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Chrysopa, Chrysoperla carnea, Chrysoperla, Hemerobiidae, Hemerobius

Lacewing adult chrysopa perla


Chrysopa perla, known commonly as the Green Lacewing, is a species of Neuropteran belonging to the family Chrysopidae (subfamily Chrysopinae). This widespread species is present in most of Europe.

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The adults reach 10–12 millimetres (0.39–0.47 in) of length, with a wingspan of 25–30 millimetres (0.98–1.18 in) and are fearsome predators, primarily feeding on aphids, occasionally on flower nectar. They can be encountered from May through August in cool and shady areas, mainly in deciduous woods, woodland edges and shrubs.

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The basic coloration of the body is green. Wings are blue-green with black veins. Several black markings are present on the head, the thorax and below the abdomen.

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The females usually lay eggs near aphid colonies. Larvae are predators, mainly feeding on Aphididae and Coccidae species. The adult insects hibernate in winter.

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