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Citrus Mealybug Predator
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Citrus Mealybug Predator - Oligochrysa lutea

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This page contains pictures and information about Citrus Mealybug Predators that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm
This Green Lacewing has very long antennae, 1.5 times of the body length. It has board clear wings with very slight brown spots on each wings. Larvae covered themselves with debris. Eggs laid on long slender stalks. They are common in Brisbane Eucalyptus forests. Usually found hiding under leaves during the day.
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 539.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p318. 
3. Wildlife of greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum, p98.
4. A revision of the Australian Chrysopidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) - TR New 1980, Aust. J. Zool. Suppl. 77: 1-143 
5. Lacewings - Queensland Museum, 2011.
6. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.

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Last updated: June 03, 2012.