Green Lacewing

by Jacki
(Grand Forks, B.C.)

Green Lacewing on Dill

Green Lacewing on Dill

Green Lacewings are a common sight in an organic garden, especially if you're surrounded by woodlands.

I've seen these fragile looking insects hatch out of pieces of firewood brought in to dry out - this is the only time I've ever thought of them as pests. Generally, they'll fumble their way towards the light, and get stuck on your windows.

In the garden however, they're predators with an impressive appetite. You will know you have aphids on any of your plants long before you can even see them; the lacewings will find them first.

Even though these insects appear frail they will patrol your garden tirelessly to rid it of pests.

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