Lacy wings and all (or, I’m alright, nobody worry ’bout me): Ohio’s natural pest controllers

Image of lacewingNext in our look at Ohio’s beneficial predatory arthropods: Lacewings.

“Lacewings are named for the adults’ intricately veined wings, which appear lace-like,” says their CFAES fact sheet. “There are two families of lacewings commonly found in Ohio: green lacewings (Family Chrysopidae) and brown lacewings (Family Hemerobiidae).

“Many species of lacewings are considered beneficial insects due to their voracious appetite for insect pests.”

Read the fact sheet. Next: Long-legged flies. (Photo: Joseph Berger,

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