Neuroptera: Chrysopidae, Hemerobiidae
Adult is green (Chrysopidae) or light brown (Hemerobiidae) with large, translucent, membranous wings that are held roof-like over the body.
Bernard Drouin, Ministry of Ag., Fisheries, and Food
The adult is green (Chrysopidae), or light brown (Hemerobiidae) with large translucent membranous wings (A) that are held roof-like over the body. Brown lacewings are typically half the size of green lacewings. The larva has a tapered abdomen and large mandibles (B). Chrysopid eggs (1 mm) are whitish green and are deposited, singly or grouped, on long thread-like stalks (C) (10 mm); those of hemerobiids are laid singly on plant surfaces without a stalk. Note: Lacewings are sensitive to most broad-spectrum insecticides.