Green lacewing gardeners friend.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    I was sorry to see a green lacewing floating in a water dish. It did give me a chance to show how small this insect is. The photos show the size, about 3/8" of an inch against a dime. Then with it among the green fly, and how fantastic the wings are.

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    Three eights of an inch is not very big but it's the young that eat the aphids.
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    They are great insects---they look good and they eat pests. The only thing that I don't like is how they smell. hahaha. Perhaps this is a defence mechanism.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    A really lovely and beneficial insect. I just wish we had more of them around here. Sadly (I don't know the reason why) they appear to be in decline in this area.
     

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