Reddish brown, thin body. Large, membranous, brown wings. Long antennae and a long, thin body. Smaller than the green lacewing.
Several hundred oval eggs per female, laid on the undersides of leaves; eggs not on stalks like green lacewing eggs.
Similar in appearance to green lacewing larvae, except head is similar in width to the pronotum. Gray to brown and alligator-like. Large, sickle-shaped mandibles.
Pupation occurs inside a light brown, loosely woven cocoon on plant material.
Larvae and adults feed on aphids, caterpillars, beetle larvae and insect eggs.
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