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Larva - 3 instars - Chrysoperla externa

Larva - 3 instars - Chrysoperla externa
Galleria area, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
August 30, 2016
This larva hatched from an egg laid by this adult

The adult had laid several eggs in captivity, including this one , although that egg may not be the one from which this larva hatched.

Not debris-carrying. Reared on Aphis nerii. Pupation unsuccessful, probably due to mishap during handling.

There are relatively few Chrysopid larvae in the guide with a dark median line on the head. At least one has been ID'd as Chrysopa sp., but it looks pretty different from mine. I think the rest are unidentified.

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Moved from Green Lacewings.

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