The common Australian green lacewing
(Mallada signata) produces silk to create tiny stiff stalks to hold each of its eggs on.
During a two-year study, entomologist T-X Liu and research assistant, Tian-Ye Chen, discovered that the green lacewing
is being destroyed by an insecticide meant to kill damaging pests.
In the last two years, European researchers have documented the ill effects of Bt crops on the lifespan and egg production of ladybugs, the survival of green lacewing
larvae, and the behavior of honeybees.
When vegetation-management crews go to work on aphid-infested oak trees at Seattle City Light's North Service Center tomorrow morning, they will release not nasty chemicals, but bugs: 15,000 green lacewing
eggs purchased from a commercial insectary.
The green lacewing
, Chrysoperla externa Hagen (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), is an important natural enemy of several pest species, because it is tolerant to some pesticides and is a voracious predator (Brettell 1982; Freitas 2001a; Rimoldi et al.
Researchers from the Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture found a two-thirds increase in mortality of green lacewing
larvae that were fed either European corn borer or armyworm larvae raised on Novartis' Bt corn, as compared to lacewing larvae fed larva raised on non-transgenic corn (I-lillbeck et al.
Some green lacewing
mothers produce an unusual compound that both protects their eggs from marauding ants and serves as their offspring's first meal, researchers say.
The Green Lacewing
(Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) of Braziliam Agro-ecosystems.
To control aphids, mites, thrips, and whiteflies, she released green lacewing
eggs and trichogramma wasps (1,000 of each every other week for six weeks).
Neuroptera Chrysopidae), but it is easily applicable to other green lacewing
species when individual specimens need to be recognized.
The park actually has several insects that eat the psyllids, including the minute pirate bug, the green lacewing
and the syrphid fly.
Aphid lion is the larva of the green lacewing