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Lacewing larva, SEM

Lacewing larva, SEM

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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Lacewing larva (Chrysoperla carnea), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). This insect preys on aphids, whitefly and other insects, using its hollow mouthparts (right) to suck out their bodily fluids. One larva can feed on over 300 aphids a day. Lacewing larva are used as biological control agents against garden and crop pests.

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