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Green Lacewing ovipositing - Chrysopa oculata - female

Green Lacewing ovipositing - Chrysopa oculata - Female
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 13, 2005
Size: body: ~11 mm
With precise movement, this female would plant the base of the stalk on the grass, then move the abdomen straight up and release the egg on top. These 3 eggs were laid in about a minute. Here she is preparing to plant a fourth egg stalk.

The markings look similar to a species I've shot before, and seem to match Chrysopa oculata (Golden-eye Lacewing) in Arnett, p. 351, (1).

#20407 Identification – Chrysopa oculata
Identification confirmed.

Moved from Green Lacewings.

Chrysopa oculata it is

Very nice
Do you know if this is the only bug that lays eggs like this? I've seen these eggs before, but didn't know what to connect them to.

hungry babies
The theory on the stalked eggs is it is to keep the voracious newly hatched larvae from eating their unborn sibs! yikes!

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