LACEWINGS, several species
Description Picture Prey attacked
  • adults have four large glossy net-veined wings
  • wings are held together over the thin body
  • nearly one inch long
  • larvae are called aphidlions
  • larvae are elongate and flattened
  • widest at the middle with hooked mandibles
  • active on long legs
  • small white eggs are laid singly on stalks
  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

    feed on:
  • aphids
  • and other soft-bodied insects