Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: August 20, 2015
Info: It's a NEW species for Portugal!
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Green lacewing (matches Chrysopa quadripunctata) & green mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta). Lacewing body length 12 mm.
Green lacewings are insects in the large family Chrysopidae of the order Neuroptera. There are about 85 genera and (differing between sources) 1,300–2,000 species in this widespread group. Members of the genera Chrysopa and Chrysoperla are very common in North America and Europe; they are very similar and many of their species have been moved from one genus to the other time and again, and in the non-scientific literature assignment to Chrysopa and Chrysoperla can rarely...