Lacewing Eggs (Chrysopa carnea) is a larva that is a voracious consumer of all species of aphids.
The Green Lacewing larvae that hatch from the eggs are red and can consume up to 50 aphids per day. They are very efficient at searching and consuming all species of aphids. They also feed on other insects such as mealybugs, spider mites, thrips, whitefly, and other small caterpillars. They remain active for long periods and continue to be effective at lower temperatures and during the night.
The Green Lacewing adults are a green metallic colour, have large wings and golden eyes. They feed on nectar, honeydew and pollen. The female adults lay up to 400 eggs near the pest hot spots.