Eggs of Common Green Lacewing 草蛉 (Chrysoperla carnea) on 狗肝菜 Chinese Dicliptera (Dicliptera chinensis)
Two of these were very interested in the mustard flowers.
Owlfly on passion vine June 27, 2012
The insect order Neuroptera, or net-winged insects, includes the lacewings, mantidflies, antlions, and their relatives. The order contains about 6,000 species. The group was once known as Planipennia, and at that time also included alderflies, fishflies, dobsonflies and snakeflies, but these are now generally considered to be separate orders (the Megaloptera and Raphidioptera). Sometimes the name Neuropterida is used to refer to these three orders as a group. This is either placed at superorder rank, with...