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Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea
Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea


Green lacewings
Green lacewings are in the family Chrysopidae of the order net-winged insects. There are approximately 2, 000 species globally, 70 of which are found in Europe. These include Chrysoperla carnea s. l and Chrysoperla mediterranea.

The wings of the green lacewing are between 6 and 65 mm in length. Most resident species in Europe have a greenish tint. A distinguishing feature is the markings on the head. The two pairs of wings are the same shape and are usually transparent and iridescent with green wing veins.

Larvae are elongated and have small bumps on the chest and abdomen segments, or are plump and have long bristles on the sides of the body.
Adult green lacewings fly at night and at dawn. They feed on pollen, nectar or honeydew. There are also species that are predatory. The latter are useful in agriculture as they eat insects, mites and aphids.

Genera155
Species3.614
Common namesCommon lacewings, Green lacewings, Breen Lacewings, And Green Lacewings
German namesFlorfliegen, Goldaugen
Dutch namesGaasvliegen
Danish namesGuldøjer
Finnish namesHarsokorennot
Norwegian namesGulløyer
Swedish namesGuldögonsländor
AuthorSchneider, 1851
Distribution
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Continents:

Eurasia
America
Africa
Oceania


Ecozones:

Nearctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Paleozoic
Mesozoic


World Oceans:

Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean


Countries
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Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uganda, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesChrysopidae in bie.ala.org.au
Chrysopidae in faunaeur.org
Chrysopidae in itis.gov
Chrysopidae in dyntaxa.se
Chrysopidae in Wikipedia (English)

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1. Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderNeuropterida
OrderNeuroptera
Lacewings, Ant-lions, Mantispids, Antlions, Spongillaflies, Owlflies, Mantisflies, Ant lions, Net-veined insects, Net-winged insects, Mantidflies, Nerve-Winged Insects
SuborderHemerobiiformia
SuperfamilyChrysopoidea
FamilyChrysopidae
Common lacewings, Green lacewings, Breen Lacewings, And Green Lacewings
AuthorSchneider, 1851

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