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Chrysoperla carnea


Chrysoperla carnea
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Copyright: juliette gribnau (juliettegribnau) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 32] (400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 22:37
Viewed: 843
Points: 2
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Chrysoperla carnea, known as the common green lacewing, is an insect in the Chrysopidae family. It is found in many parts of America, Europe and Asia. Although the adults feed on nectar, pollen and aphid honeydew, the larvae are active predators and feed on aphids and other small insects. It has been used in the biological control of insect pests on crops.

Chrysoperla carnea was originally considered to be a single species with a holarctic distribution but it has now been shown to be a complex of many cryptic, sibling subspecies. These are indistinguishable from each other morphologically but can be recognised by variations in the vibrational songs the insects use to communicate with each other, which they especially do during courtship.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-02 14:25]

Salut Juliette,je connais bien cette espece ets ses dimensions,l'image est excellente avec des detail super sur les ailes et couleurs naturelles.Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

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