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Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > General/curiosity insects > Caterpillars, maggots, grubs, and similar immature insects less than 1 inch long > Lacewing larvae

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Lacewing larvae

Chrysopidae family

Aster leafhopper

Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Aster leafhopper

Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org


Size: 3/8 - 1/2 inch long

Description: Alligator shaped, with long, forcep-like mouthparts. Range in color from grey to brown.

Where/When: Can be found on garden plants when aphids are present. Active in summer.

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

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