Green Lacewing

I am 99% sure this green lacewing is Leucochrysa pavida, or possibly Nodita pavida depending on how much free time you have.

The problem with green lacewings is that the differences between species often depend on one being able to take the insect apart, or at least get waaaaay up close like this for a portrait not all critters want to pose for.

I’m now increasingly sure my other green lacewing was also an L. pavida, but who knows.

I love green lacewings because they’re one of the few insects where, when I look them up, there’s page after page about how beneficial they are. Most of the time — especially with flies and spiders — 70% of my results are pest-control pages.

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