About This Natural Enemy

Natural Enemy Description
Chrysoperla spp. Lacewings are general predators. Larvae prefer to feed on aphids, (good for localized outbreaks) and will also feed on whiteflies, spider mites, thrips and insect eggs. Adults feed on pollen and are not used for biocontrol. They are impaired by leaf hairs. Lacewing larvae are mostly active at night. Lacewings enter diapause (hibernation) in the fall when daylength is short and evening temperatures drop.