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Adult lacewings are highly mobile and inhabit and reproduce in wheat. Lacewings that inhabit wheat are predaceous only as larvae. Adults feed on aphid honeydew, nectar, and pollen. Lacewing larvae feed on a variety of small, soft-bodied arthropods, including aphids, plant bugs, thrips, mites, and the eggs and larvae of Lepidoptera and Diptera. Lacewings are not considered to be highly effective at controlling aphids because they lack the prey specificity usually associated with highly effective aphid predators. However, they contribute to controlling aphid infestations.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Lacewing

Above: Lacewing lifecycle, clik on picture to enlarge.

 

Above: Lacewing larvae eating an aphid

 

 

Above: Adult green lacewing