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Species Chrysoperla harrisii - Harris's Green Lacewing

Chrysopidae - Chrysoperla harrisii Chrysopidae - Chrysoperla harrisii Lacewing Larva - Chrysoperla harrisii Chrysoperla harrisii Chrysoperla harrisii Chrysoperla harrisii Lacewing larva - Chrysoperla harrisii Chrysoperla - Chrysoperla harrisii
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)
Subfamily Chrysopinae (Typical Green Lacewings)
Tribe Chrysopini
Genus Chrysoperla (Common Green Lacewings)
No Taxon (pudica-group)
Species harrisii (Harris's Green Lacewing)
Explanation of Names
Chrysoperla harrisii (Fitch, 1855)
harrisii = named after Thaddeus William Harris, an American entomologist and botanist who particularly studied the flora and fauna of New England.
Identification
Noted for the extensively red genae, broad red marks behind the eyes, brown spots at the anterior corners of the prothorax, and entirely green wing venation.


Where this species occurs, it may be confused with C. rufilabris if the wing venation isn't inspected for the presence of absence of black cross-veins.
Range
Canada: ON; United States: DC, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, TN, TX, WI(1)(2)
Remarks
Western reports of this species in British Columbia and Alaska (1) were investigated by Garland (1985) and were determined to be misidentified members of the carnea-group.(2)
Works Cited
1.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39‒114.
2.Identification of Chrysopidae in Canada, with Bionomic Notes (Neuroptera)
J.A. Garland. 1985. Canadian Entomologist 117: 737-762.