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Chrysoperla carnea on glass panel
Chrysoperla carnea on glass panel


Chrysoperla camea s. l.
Chrysoperla camea s. l. belong to the net-winged insects and are family members of the Green lacewings. They can be found throughout the world except in Australia and are encountered at almost every topographical height.

Chrysoperla camea s. l. reach wing spans of between 15 and 30 mm. Their bodies are long, slender and green in colour. Their wings have thick veins. They have compound eyes which glitter and are bright and clear. Some types turn brown before the winter. Chrysoperla camea s. l. reproduce several times a year. The adult insects are usually active at twilight and feed on pollen, nectar and honeydew from aphids. During the day they sit, hidden, under leaves. They overwinter in places where they are well hidden from other animals and insects. Their larvae are considered beneficial as they eat aphids (up to 10 per day) and aphids are viewed as pests in agriculture. In 1999, the Chrysoperla camea s. l. was declared Insect of the year.
Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea - view of the underside
Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea - view of the underside

Chrysoperla carnea
Subspecies3
Common namesCommon Green Lacewing
German namesGrüne Florfliege, Gemeine Florfliege, Goldauge
Dutch namesGoudoogje, Groene gaasvlieg
Danish namesAlmindelig Guldøje
Finnish namesHarsokorento, Pihakorento, Pihaharsokorento
Norwegian namesVintergulløye
AuthorStephens, 1836
Eco zoneTerrestrial
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire))))), Ireland), Germany, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia)), Iceland), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal)), Southeast Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia))), Central Europe (Poland, Czech Republic)
Asia
South Asia (India, Afghanistan), West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Egypt)), Far East (East Asia (Japan, China (Central China (South-central China (Hong Kong)))))
America
North America
Mexico, USA (California), Canada (Ontario, British Columbia)
South America
Colombia, Argentina
Caribbean
Caribbean islands (Antilles (Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti)))
Central America
Costa Rica
Africa
North Africa
Morocco, Libya
Southern Africa
Republic South Africa


Ecozones: Nearctic

Distribution by Synonymus:
Chrysopa vulgaris cephalica   Egypt
Chrysopa carnea   Libya
Chrysopa thoracica   Nearctic
Chrysopa vulgaris   Republic South Africa
Chrysopa canariensis   Allotype, http://id.luomus.fi/GV.32848, http://id.luomus.fi/GV.32853
CountriesAfghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Haiti, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Libya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom
Taxonomic statusLectotype, Allotype
Links and ReferencesChrysoperla carnea in faunaeur.org
Chrysoperla carnea in itis.gov
Chrysoperla carnea in dyntaxa.se
Chrysoperla carnea in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Chrysoperla carnea on glass panel
2. Common Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea - view of the underside
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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
SubfamilyChrysopinae
TribeChrysopini
GenusChrysoperla
Speciescarnea
Chrysoperla carnea
Common Green Lacewing
AuthorStephens, 1836
 
Synonyms
Anisochrysa carnea
Chrysopa affinis
Chrysopa biseriata
Chrysopa canariensis
Chrysopa carnea
Chrysopa carnea adaptata
Chrysopa carnea brachyzona
Chrysopa carnea quadrimaculata
Chrysopa carnea rhodostigma
Chrysopa carnea ruficapitata
Chrysopa carnea stenozona
Chrysopa carnea tetrastigma
Chrysopa carnea unipunctata
Chrysopa carnea var. adaptata
Chrysopa carnea vulgaris
Chrysopa catalaunica
Chrysopa cephalica
Chrysopa cingulata
Chrysopa disticha
Chrysopa doriana
Chrysopa entoneura
Chrysopa ferganica
Chrysopa festiva
Chrysopa fulviceps
Chrysopa gemella
Chrysopa haematodes
Chrysopa incarnata
Chrysopa inversa
Chrysopa kolthoffi adaptata
Chrysopa kolthoffi rubescens
Chrysopa kolthoffi var. adaptata
Chrysopa kolthoffi var. rubescens
Chrysopa lamproptera
Chrysopa lateralis
Chrysopa lulliana
Chrysopa lundbladi
Chrysopa maderensis
Chrysopa microcephala
Chrysopa minor
Chrysopa mista
Chrysopa moneri
Chrysopa namurcensis
Chrysopa nemorosa
Chrysopa nigropilosa
Chrysopa notata
Chrysopa ornata
Chrysopa perezacostai
Chrysopa perla incarnata
Chrysopa perla primaveria
Chrysopa perla rubropunctata
Chrysopa pictavica
Chrysopa pillichi
Chrysopa praetexta
Chrysopa primaveria
Chrysopa prothoracica
Chrysopa proxima
Chrysopa quettana
Chrysopa radialis
Chrysopa rubescens
Chrysopa rubricata
Chrysopa rubropunctata
Chrysopa seriata
Chrysopa seroi
Chrysopa shansiensis
Chrysopa stigmalis
Chrysopa striolata
Chrysopa thoracica
Chrysopa tristicta
Chrysopa vicina
Chrysopa viridella
Chrysopa vitellina
Chrysopa vulgaris
Chrysopa vulgaris accipienda
Chrysopa vulgaris aequata
Chrysopa vulgaris africana
Chrysopa vulgaris albidella
Chrysopa vulgaris apostata
Chrysopa vulgaris aragonica
Chrysopa vulgaris barnolai
Chrysopa vulgaris bella
Chrysopa vulgaris bilineata
Chrysopa vulgaris biseriata
Chrysopa vulgaris buchi
Chrysopa vulgaris carnea
Chrysopa vulgaris carneola
Chrysopa vulgaris catalaunica
Chrysopa vulgaris cephalica
Chrysopa vulgaris cingulata
Chrysopa vulgaris disticha
Chrysopa vulgaris doriana
Chrysopa vulgaris entoneura
Chrysopa vulgaris festiva
Chrysopa vulgaris fulviceps
Chrysopa vulgaris gemella
Chrysopa vulgaris haematodes
Chrysopa vulgaris incarnata
Chrysopa vulgaris inversa
Chrysopa vulgaris lateralis
Chrysopa vulgaris lulliana
Chrysopa vulgaris microcephala
Chrysopa vulgaris minor
Chrysopa vulgaris mista
Chrysopa vulgaris moneri
Chrysopa vulgaris namurcensis
Chrysopa vulgaris nemorosa
Chrysopa vulgaris nigropilosa
Chrysopa vulgaris notata
Chrysopa vulgaris ornata
Chrysopa vulgaris perezacostai
Chrysopa vulgaris praetexta
Chrysopa vulgaris primaveria
Chrysopa vulgaris prothoracica
Chrysopa vulgaris proxima
Chrysopa vulgaris radialis
Chrysopa vulgaris rubricata
Chrysopa vulgaris rubropunctata
Chrysopa vulgaris rufostigma
Chrysopa vulgaris seriata
Chrysopa vulgaris seroi
Chrysopa vulgaris stigmalis
Chrysopa vulgaris stigmata
Chrysopa vulgaris striolata
Chrysopa vulgaris thoracica
Chrysopa vulgaris tristicta
Chrysopa vulgaris var. accipienda
Chrysopa vulgaris var. aequata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. africana
Chrysopa vulgaris var. albidella
Chrysopa vulgaris var. apostata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. aragonica
Chrysopa vulgaris var. barnolai
Chrysopa vulgaris var. bella
Chrysopa vulgaris var. bilineata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. biseriata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. buchi
Chrysopa vulgaris var. carnea
Chrysopa vulgaris var. catalaunica
Chrysopa vulgaris var. cephalica
Chrysopa vulgaris var. cingulata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. disticha
Chrysopa vulgaris var. doriana
Chrysopa vulgaris var. entoneura
Chrysopa vulgaris var. festiva
Chrysopa vulgaris var. fulviceps
Chrysopa vulgaris var. gemella
Chrysopa vulgaris var. haematodes
Chrysopa vulgaris var. incarnata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. inversa
Chrysopa vulgaris var. lateralis
Chrysopa vulgaris var. lulliana
Chrysopa vulgaris var. microcephala
Chrysopa vulgaris var. minor
Chrysopa vulgaris var. mista
Chrysopa vulgaris var. moneri
Chrysopa vulgaris var. namurcensis
Chrysopa vulgaris var. nemorosa
Chrysopa vulgaris var. nigropilosa
Chrysopa vulgaris var. notata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. ornata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. perezacostai
Chrysopa vulgaris var. praetexta
Chrysopa vulgaris var. primaveria
Chrysopa vulgaris var. prothoracica
Chrysopa vulgaris var. radialis
Chrysopa vulgaris var. rubricata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. rubropunctata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. rufostigma
Chrysopa vulgaris var. seriata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. seroi
Chrysopa vulgaris var. stigmalis
Chrysopa vulgaris var. stigmata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. striolata
Chrysopa vulgaris var. thoracica
Chrysopa vulgaris var. tristicta
Chrysopa vulgaris var. vicina
Chrysopa vulgaris var. viridella
Chrysopa vulgaris var. vitellina
Chrysopa vulgaris var. vulgaris
Chrysopa vulgaris vicina
Chrysopa vulgaris viridella
Chrysopa vulgaris vitellina
Chrysopa vulgaris vulgaris
Chrysoperla carnea carnea
Chrysoperla carnea nanceiensis
Chrysoperla carneia
Chrysoperla carnes
Chrysoperla nanceiensis
Chrysoperla nipponensis adaptata
Chrysoperla shansiensis
Chrysoperla vulgaris
Chrysoperla vulgaris albidella
Chrysoperla vulgaris radialis
Cintameva angelnina
Cintameva quettana
Hemerobius biseriatus
 
Subspecies
Chrysoperla carnea carnea
Chrysoperla carnea complex
Chrysoperla carnea nanceiensis

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