Single cluster of eggs observed on metal gate. 84F, sunny, humid.
Single cluster of eggs observed on metal gate handle. 83F, partly cloudy, humid.
Single cluster of eggs observed on the leaf of an Asclepias curassavica. 88F, mostly overcast, humid.
Eggs suspended on a blade of grass
San Diego County, California, US
total length 16 mm, body 12.5. Always pays to take pics, even when you think you've seen it before. Turns out to be a new species for me in the same genus.
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...