Next 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, Bugwood.org.)