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Green lacewings

Chrysoperla spp.

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org


Size: 3/8 - 1/2 inch long

Description: Slender pale green bodies with long netlike wings held over the body, long slender antennae, and golden eyes.

Where/When: Can be found throughout the summer months around garden plants, often when plants are infested with aphids.

Significance: An important predator of aphids. They are harmless to people.

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