Finding Lacewings Larvae in the Bush

in hive-144064 •  2 months ago 

When I passed a little pond in the bush, I accidentally noticed something little on a tiny stalk. It came to my mind that these are another hidden beauty of botany stuff, turns out, these are just green lacewing larvae laid in small groups. To be honest, this is my first time seeing such an insect larvae laying in perfect line on a stalk which soon attracted my attention to take some macro shots, as these are very small subjects that surely requires the macro device or otherwise, these wont be able to be seen.

Lacewing has ability to survive in any range of season, and work well with most beneficial insects. Combine lacewing releases with companion planting and cover cropping to help keep adults around to lay eggs for coming seasons. The larvae have large, fierce jaws, brownish coloring with red stripes and spots, and rough skin.

Lacewing are also called aphid lions because they feed on aphids as well as leafhoppers, mites, mealybugs, thrips, and many other soft-bodied insects. The release of so many hungry jaws can wreak havoc on an aphid or other insect invasion fairly quickly.

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CameraSmartphone
CategoryMacrophotography
LensLensbong Macro/Modified Macro lens
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