Green lacewing on bluebonnet at sunset near Denison Dam, Texas, USA
Canon Rebel T3i 600D
Corel Paintshop Pro x4
There are many species of Green Lacewings, and they are very hard to tell apart. Two of the most common are the Common Lacewing (Chrysoperla rufilabris) and the Eastern Green Lacewing (Chrysopa ornata).
Green Lacewings live in fields, gardens, and forest edges. They like to be where they can camouflage with green leaves and stems.
Green Lacewings grow to about 1/2 inch long. Their bodies are pale green or pale yellow. They have gold or copper-colored eyes, and long, thread-like antennae. Lacewings have long, clear wings with green veins.