Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)

This is the description of the Family Chrysopidae in the online guide to the Neuroptera (lacewings and antlions) of southern Africa

•At least 79 species in the region

•Mostly small to medium sized (Wingspan 15-50mm)

•Primarily pale green in colouration but some are yellow, cream or brownish with red markings

Widespread throughout South Africa

•The larvae are important predators of aphids and mites etc.