Green lacewing eggs Hatch into Lacewing Larvae can be used on a number of different plants and food crops such as cotton, sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, apples and strawberries.
The Green Lacewing Larvae offers natural aphid and insect control while being extremely cost effective! Perfect for gardeners who do not want to use unsafe chemical substances to handle pesky insects.
Lacewing Larvae are the natural enemy of aphids and in addition feast upon other garden pests such as spider mites (particularly red mites), thrips, whiteflies, eggs of leafhoppers, moths, and leaf miners, small caterpillars, beetle larvae, along with the tobacco budworm are noted prey.
Green Lacewing Larvae are regarded as an important predator of long-tailed mealybug in garden greenhouses as well as interior plant scapes.
Green Lace Wing Larvae – Howard Garrett by TheDirtDoctor
It’s an easy task to introduce green lacewing eggs to help you get control a number of nuisance insects!
Lacewings are one of the best predator insects. When these insects become adults they only feed on nectar and never harm your plants!
Green Lacewing Eggs Feature:
- Often Called “Aphid Lion” Because Each Larvae Can Eat Up To 600 Aphids Per Day
- Also Eats Mites, Thrips, Moth Eggs and More
- Contains 1000 Eggs
The natural enemy of many species of pests, insects, and mites, the Green Lacewings are shipped as eggs that will soon hatch into larvae. The tiny larvae are known as “Aphid Lions” because of their voracious appetites (devouring as many as 1000 aphids per day). They remain as larvae for up to 21 days, just crawling around looking for food. Aphid Lions also make hearty meals of Mealybugs, spider mites, caterpillars, thrips, leaf hoppers, whitefly larvae, a wide variety of moth eggs, and just about any other soft bodied pest.
Green Lacewing Larvae feed primarily on soft-bodied garden pests – primarily aphids.
Green Lacewing Larvae are very active and can kill up to 600 aphids while in their larvae stage which lasts from two to four weeks.
The larvae are a natural enemy of aphids but also feed on other garden pests including several species of aphids, spider mites (especially red mites), thrips, whiteflies, eggs of leafhoppers, moths, and leafminers, small caterpillars, beetle larvae, and the tobacco budworm are reported prey.
The adult green lacewing only feeds on pollen and will not damage your plants!
The adult female may deposit more than 200 eggs on foliage and are attached to the top of a hair like filament.
After a few days, the eggs hatch and a tiny Lacewing larvae is born and all set to eat. These little wonders are affectionately known as “Aphid Lions” because of their voracious appetites for Aphids. These “Aphid Lions” have large sucking jaws and inject a venom which renders their victim to a helpless state. Their hollow jaws then suck out the fluids from the Aphids body.
After the lacewing larvae phase, the larvae pupate by spinning a silken threaded cocoon (similar to caterpillars). Somewhere around (5) five days later an Adult Lacewing emerges to find a mate and repeat the life cycle once again. Depending on the weather conditions where you live the adult may live anywhere from (4) four to (6) weeks.
Green Lacewing Larvae can be used on a number of different plants and food crops such as cotton, sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, apples and strawberries.They are considered an important predator of long-tailed mealybug in greenhouses and interior plants-capes.
Note: You can release lacewing eggs with other beneficial insects like ladybug eggs and praying mantis egg sacks!! We recommend to release the same day as received.
- Interior scape: 1,000 eggs per 500 sq. feet
- Gardens: 1,000 eggs per 2,500 sq. feet;
- Field Crops: 5,000 per acre.