Green Lacewings - Beneficial insects
Tiny tyrants of the garden realm, voracious predators of multiple garden pests. Lacewings are a terror to aphids, mites, mealy bugs, leaf-hoppers, Thrips
, moth and butterfly eggs, and caterpillars.Adults feed on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew, but the larvae are the active predators. Adult lacewings need nectar or honeydew as food before egg laying ,they also feed on pollen and are considered "pollinators" another essential requirement for gardening.
The larvae are are best known as Aphid Lions. , and will eat between 100 and 600 aphids each. They also feed on Thrips, spider mites, Whiteflies, mealy bugs, and the eggs of most moth and caterpillar species.