Green lacewing

Green lacewing

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Caption: Common green adult lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) resting on a leaf. This carnivorous insect feeds on the insect inhabitants of several crop plants. The larva is a voracious predator of aphids, which are a pest of many important crops. The lacewing is commonly used as a biological control agent to keep aphid populations in check.

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Keywords: adult, animal, biological control, carnivore, carnivorous, chrysoperla carnea, common green lacewing, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, iridescence, iridescent, leaf, nature, wildlife, winged, wings, zoology

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