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Lacewings (Neuroptera)

Neuroptera (Lacewings) Lacewings (Neuroptera)

Lacewings are common insects and are easy to recognise by their transparent four lace-like wings, which are nearly twice as long as the abdomen. Lacewing larvae are voracious consumers of aphids and insect eggs using elongated mandibles adapted for piercing and sucking.

Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass Neoptera
Superorder: Endopterygota or Neuropterida
Order: Neuroptera

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