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Genus Chrysoperla

Green Lacewing - Chrysoperla rufilabris  Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae) Larva - Chrysoperla Larva - Chrysoperla Green Lacewing - Chrysoperla rufilabris Chrysoperla Green lacewing - Chrysoperla Green Lacewing - Chrysoperla Chrysoperla rufilabris? - Chrysoperla rufilabris
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia
Family Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae
Tribe Chrysopini
Genus Chrysoperla
Explanation of Names
Chrysoperla Steinmann 1964
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(1), 3 spp. range into Canada(2); 10 in North America(3)
Range
Worldwide and throughout NA(3)(1)
Food
Larvae are active predators of aphids and other species. Adults feed only on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew.
Remarks
"Chrysoperla carnea does not occur in North America. It is a European member of a sibling species complex that contains several other species in North America. Some of the members of this complex are only differentiable on the basis of 'songs' (abdominal tremulation patterns), and are not distinguishable on any known morphological grounds." (J.D. Oswald)
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