I discovered this lovely green lacewing clinging to a flowering tobacco leaf this morning. Though I often see them flying around my outdoor lights at night, I seldom see them during the day. Their larva are predators of aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and other garden pests and the adults enjoy sipping nectar from flowers at night. I love the lacy wings, metallic eyes, and slender antennae of this very good bug!
To hear the night time “song” of green lacewing species from around the world, check out this cool website by a researcher at the University of Connecticut: http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/chenry/Cryptic_songs.html
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