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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Green Lacewing

This Green Lacewing (Crysoperla) flew in and landed near the ceil so of course I had to grab a chair to stand on and my camera in order to take a picture.
Now this may sound rude to some of you and if you are offended, please forgive me, but I thought it an interestng fact about them: The anus of the larvae is sealed so that waste products of their liquid diet can be stored until excreted as a white pellet after emergence.
They are mostly predacious but a few of the species are nectar and pollen feeders.

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