General Description

Body green, long and thin with yellowish stripe down middle. Two pairs of transparent wings form a tent shape with a network of branching veins. Antennae long and thin. Larva brown with large jaws. Body up to 2 cm long.


Green Lacewings are mainly predatory, feeding on other invertebrates, although some species feed on honeydew. They are attracted to lights at night. Larvae camouflage themselves on plants by attaching debris (including the remains of their prey) to their backs. Their eggs are laid on long, white stalks.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Open eucalypt forests and woodlands.

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