Beneficial Insects

Lacewings

Lacewings
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Lacewings are insects in the order Neuroptera. There are over 4,000 different species of lacewings throughout the world. In general, the adults have soft bodies, long antennae, and prominent eyes. Also, lacewings have two pair of oval, mesh-like wings made up of many crossveins that are held roof-like over the back at rest. Sometimes the adults are mistakenly identified as moths, damselflies or caddisflies. The larvae are voracious predators of other insects, but are sometimes mistakenly identified as harmful or destructive.