green lacewing

(Family Chrysopidae)

Overview
green lacewing (Family Chrysopidae)
Photo by Alfredo Colon
 

Chrysopidae, the order that contains green lacewings, is one of the largest families in the order Neuroptera. There are more than 1,300 worldwide and at least 14 species in Minnesota.

 

 

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Adults are ½ to ¾ (10 to 20 mm) in length.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30.

 
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Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Neuroptera (antlions, owlflies, lacewings, mantidflies and allies)  
 

Suborder

Hemerobiiformia (lacewings, mantidflies and allies)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

common green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea)

green lacewing (Chrysopa spp.)

red-lipped lacewing (Chrysoperla rufilabris)

Signoret’s green lacewing (Meleoma signoretti)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

green lacewings

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae)
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  Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae: Chrysoperla) Grooming after Eating
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Jun 10, 2010

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (09 June 2010).

 
  Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae: Chrysopa oculata) on Wall
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Aug 15, 2010

Photographed near Fisher, Minnesota (14 August 2010).

 
  Macro - Lacewings (Chrysopidae)
Herpboy Soma
 
   
 
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Dec 1, 2018

 
       

 

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  Mike French
8/24/2021

Location: Milford Township, Brown County 

 
  Alfredo Colon
7/15/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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Created: 10/28/2019

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