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Chrysopa perla Linnaeus, 1758

Chrysopa perla-Dinant.jpg Thumbnails<i><b>Hypochrysa elegans</i></b> Burmeister, 1839||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/08/21/20110821185937-c8b9562c-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Hypochrysa elegans</i></b> Burmeister, 1839||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/08/21/20110821185937-c8b9562c-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Hypochrysa elegans</i></b> Burmeister, 1839||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/08/21/20110821185937-c8b9562c-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Hypochrysa elegans</i></b> Burmeister, 1839||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/08/21/20110821185937-c8b9562c-th.jpg>

Chrysopa perla Linnaeus, 1758
Common names: Green Lacewing [En], Chrysope, Lion des pucerons [Fr], Gewone gaasvlieg [Nl], Grünes Perlenauge [De], Crisopa [Es]

Dinant, NAMUR ● Belgium

Description: The adults reach 10–12 millimetres (0.39–0.47 in) of length, with a wingspan of 25–30 millimetres (0.98–1.2 in). The basic coloration of the body is green. Wings are blue-green with black veins. Black markings are present on the head, including one with X form between the antenna, the thorax and below the abdomen. The second antennal segment is black.

Biology: They are fearsome predators, primarily feeding on aphids, occasionally on flower nectar. The females usually lay eggs near aphid colonies. Also larvae are predators, mainly feeding on Aphididae and Coccidae species. The adult insects hibernate in winter. They can be encountered from May through August.

Habitat: Cool and shady areas, mainly in deciduous woods, woodland edges and shrubs.

Distribution: Europe, Western Asia.

References:
Wikipedia, Chrysopa perla
Nature Spot




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