Lacewings

Pests eaten:
aphids, caterpillars (small), leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, psyllids, spider mites, thrips, whiteflies and some insect eggs

Some favorite plants:
caraway, fennel, dill, coriander, Queen Anne's lace, fernleaf yarrow, golden chamomile, cosmos, tansy, cornflower

Description:
Lacewings are a small green insect with four lacey, almost clear wings. As adults they are 1/2-3/4" in size and can often be seen flying during the evening. They lay small oval, green eggs, with each egg attached to a thin stalk. The eggs turn brown before hatching into larvae. The larvae are small, multicolored with jagged sides. Lacewings overwinter in leaf winter as adults.

Resources:
UC IPM Online
Cornell University's Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America

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