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Chrysoperla carnea (Green Lacewing)


Wikipedia Abstract

Chrysoperla carnea, known as the common green lacewing, is an insect in the Chrysopidae family. It is found in many parts of America, Europe and Asia. Although the adults feed on nectar, pollen and aphid honeydew, the larvae are active predators and feed on aphids and other small insects. It has been used in the biological control of insect pests on crops.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 1236 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates      


Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Sylvia curruca (Lesser Whitethroat)1


External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Predators, parasitoids and pathogens: species richness, trophic generality and body sizes in a natural food web J. Memmott N.D. Martinez J.E. Cohen Journal of Animal Ecology Volume 69, Issue 1 January 2000 Pages 1-15
2Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
4Exploring the Denali Food Web, ParkWise, National Park Service
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0