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Question of the Week – Lacewing

Posted by romeethredge on December 23, 2015

Last week I had a photo of a beneficial insect, the lacewing. It comes in several varieties, this is the Green lacewing. There is the closely related Goldeneyed lacewing and a brown one, too.  One of God’s beautiful creations. The larvae looks like a little alligator and stays busy eating up bad bugs so we are always glad to see them.

Here’s a photo of the larva eating sugarcane aphids taken by Andrew Sawyer, Thomas County Agent.

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This week I have another insect ID question. I found this insect in the back of my truck. What is it?

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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Lacewing”

  1. Tom said

    Appears as one of the “hoppers” of the Homopteran order. A Leaf hopper or frog hopper.

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