Green Lacewing

Introducing the remarkable Green Lacewing, a top-ranking officer in the beneficial insect army assembled by IPM practitioners. With its impressive prey range, from aphids and thrips to mealybugs, spider mites, leafhoppers, diamondback moths, and Asian-citrus psyllids, this versatile predator serves as a valuable asset for both offensive and defensive biocontrol operations. Green Lacewings offer multiple deployment options for optimal pest management. Choose to release eggs, larvae, or adults based on your specific farm conditions and pest pressure.

Green lacewing eggs

Green lacewing larvae

Green lacewing adult

Green lacewing adult

Eggs provide a cost-effective solution, but consider the potential vulnerability to ant predation, which may require a higher release rate. While commercial insectaries typically provide eggs close to hatching, there may be a short waiting period before an active population begins hunting down pests.   Consider discussing ant control options with your PCA, whether through drone or manual release, to ensure the highest level of protection for your lacewing army.   Alternatively, unleash the power of Green Lacewing larvae, ready to embark on their mission as soon as they are released, wasting no time in taking the fight to the pests. These voracious predators swiftly pierce their prey’s bodies with their sharp mandibles, injecting enzymes that break down internal organs, ensuring a relentless assault on pests… But that’s not all. Harness the potential of Green Lacewing adults, strategically releasing them early in the growing season to establish a thriving population. As adults can lay eggs and survive before the pest food source arrives, they play a crucial role in building a robust army of Green Lacewings ready to combat pest outbreaks. Witness the transformative impact as these extraordinary allies diligently lay eggs, ensuring the next generation of lacewing larvae stands ready for action.

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What Green Lacewings prefer to kill:

Green Lacewings possess a ravenous appetite for aphids, establishing themselves as one of the most effective predators for combating this pest. Beyond aphids, they exhibit versatility in consuming a diverse array of other pests, including thrips, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, diamondback moths, and Asian-citrus psyllids. While some natural enemies may specialize in particular pests, lacewings remain a valuable asset in any integrated pest management strategy. Their significance is amplified for organic growers seeking effective pest control options, as well as for pests lacking specific natural predators.

Some crops Green Lacewings call home:

Green Lacewings are not picky about their habitat and can thrive in a variety of crops. They are often released in vineyards, orchards, leafy greens, various vegetables, cannabis, hemp, and many other crops due to their adaptability as a generalist predator.

Wine & Table Grapes




Stone Fruits


Leafy Greens & Vegetables

Green Lacewings’ preferred environmental conditions:

Green Lacewings tolerate a wide range of temperatures but are most active at an average temperature above 54°F. They perform best around 68-90°F.

Can Green Lacewings be released by drone?

Yes, Green Lacewings can be released by drone, both at the eggs and larvae stages.

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