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Chrysoperla carnea

Chrysoperla carnea

A common predator. Its larvae eat aphid, mealybug, thrips, moth eggs.


Unit of packaging

A package contains 500-1000 species.

Transportation and storage

Store in the dark.

Storage temperature: 5–10°C. Keep horizontally.

Storage after receipt: 18 hours.


A lacewing applied in greenhouse and open ground to control aphid on vegetables, ornamentals, fruit and berry crops. A larva can eat 200-300 aphids. Predator is selective when seeks for prey. Prefers aphid, then thrips, moth eggs and other pests. Apply together with parasitic wasps like Aphidius colemani and others.

Introduction ratio

Use preventively 10 species per m2 a week. To control aphid, apply 50 units per m2 a week. On strawberry apply 5 species per plant.

Application conditions

Active at 10 °С. Tolerates different temperature 12,5-35°С.


Wing swing is about 40 mm, yellow-green body, 10 mm long. Has big golden eyes, long horns. Larva is narrower in front and back sides, with curved thin chops. Larva head is light with dark stripes, there are stripes on its back too. There are some bristles on its back. Third larval instar is 8 mm long.

Life cycle

Life cycle lasts 25-30 days at 26 °C. Females lay 100-900 eggs. There are 3 larval instars (14-21 days), then they pupate. Sex ratio is 1:1.

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Adults feed on honeydew, nectar and other sugary secretion of plants. Larvae can eat aphid with parasite Aphidius colemani or other wasps in it. Pymetrozin (Plenum) negatively affects population growth of predator.