Chrysopeia rufilabris

Target pests: Aphids, Whitefly, Leafminer, Mites

The Green Lacewing is not as widely known as the Lady Bug but controls the same type of pests and is not as prone to fly off. They look like flat alligators with hollow tusks called mandibles that they use to pierce their prey and suck out body fluids. After 14 to 21 days the larvae pupates into a cocoon for about 14 days to emerge as an adult.

Adult Lacewings are a beautiful green with long translucent wings and large golden eyes. Adults feed on nectar, pollen and honeydew to stimulate their reproductive process. An adult female will lay about 200 eggs. With the right plants it is easy to get a colony of Lacewing to call a healthy garden home.

Lacewing work well in conjunction with Lady Bugs, Spider Mite Predators and Trichogramma.

Life Cycle of the Green Lacewing

The adult Green Lacewing will live from between 20 to 40 days and will live on plant pollen and honeydew produced by aphids, scales and whitefly. Each female will lay between 10 to 30 eggs daily. The larvae will emerge in about 5 days and are aggressive predators of many garden pests. Release 1 Lacewing per sq ft of garden or greenhouse area then repeat every 10 to 14 days until control has been achieved. Early starts get better results faster. Available as eggs, larvae or adults.

Eggs: Green Lacewing Eggs are oval and pale green in color. As they get closer to hatch the eggs will turn grey. Eggs can be purchased as loose eggs or carded. The loose eggs are shipped in containers with food and a vermiculite or rice hull carrier. 

Carded eggs are our most popular option because of their ease of use. The perforated cards have a hook that you attach to a leaf or stem near the infestation.

They will hatch into their larval stage in a day or two depending on the temperature. 

Larvae: Lacewing larvae is containers of 1,000 each mixed with rice hulls and a limited food source and need to be release the day of arrival. Once released they immeadeatly start hunting for pests.

Adults: Adult Green Lacewing feed on honeydew and nectar, females will lay up to 800 eggs during it’s six week lifespan. A food source and the right habitat will encourage the adults to stay for long term control.

Larvae and adults Ship FedEx Overnight on Mondays. 
Orders should be called in Friday 2PM PST for shipping the following week. 
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