Green Lacewings. The largest family of lacewings with about 2000 named species. Mainly green and delicate, and most with clear wings. Eggs are stalked and the larva are active predators covering themselves with debris which includes the remains of their victims. Some members of this family are grown by commercial insect farms for sale as an alternative to pesticides.    [55 Aust. species]

Most species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.

Chrysoperia congrua Dichochrysa sp. ChrysopidGC sp. 3 ChrysopidGC sp. 4

ChrysopidGC sp. 5 Italochrysa insignis Glenochrysa sp. Italochrysa sp. GC1

Plesiochrysa atalotis

chrysopid larvae

ChrysopidGC sp. 7



Insects of Australia (Chapter 34: Neuroptera)

New, T.R.

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

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