Lacewing, Chrysopa vulgaris, on plant stem

Lacewing, Chrysopa vulgaris, on plant stem

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lacewing. Macrophotograph of a green or common lacewing (Chrysopa vulgaris) on a plant stem. Lacewings are distinguished by their delicate, net-veined wings. They prey on smaller insects such as aphids and are most active at twilight, when they often congregate around lit windows. Some lacewings, known as "stink flies", release a putrid odour when touched.

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Keywords: animal, chrysopa, chrysopa vulgaris, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, lacewing, nature, type, wildlife, zoology

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