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Golden Eye Green Lacewing - Chrysopa sp., Mallada sp., Chrysoperla sp. or Plesiochrysa sp.

Order Neuroptera 

This page contains pictures and information about Golden Eye Green Lacewings that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm
Green Lacewings are small in size. Adults are bright green in colour with clear wings and long thread-like antennae. They have relatively large, golden, iridescent eyes. They are active at night and may come to house attracted by window light.
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Green Lacewings are common in Brisbane. There are many different species look similar, i.e., most of them are pale green with clear wings and about the same size. Hard to identify to species level by looking at the photos.
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Eggs and Larvae

Eggs and Larvae of Golden Eye Green Lacewings of different species.
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The stalked eggs 
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Females lay eggs in group. Notice that the eggs are laid on thin sticks. Lacewing larvae are active predators. Most of them have long mandibles. Eggs laid on thin sticks is believed that it helps to prevent cannibalism. 
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Larvae in other species are predators hunting on stems and on leaves. They have very long mandibles. Some of them may be covered with prey body or other plant litters on body.
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We found the above Lacewings Larvae hunting the aphids in our backyard in spring. 
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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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