lacewing2Have you seen these mean looking critters in your garden? Don’t squish them! These are the larvae of the green lacewing. In this developmental stage, they will eat the eggs of many garden pests, such as aphids, spider mites, thrips, whiteflies, leafhoppers and pest moths.

The larvae will eat for several weeks before they spin a cocoon and emerge about two weeks later as the beautiful green lacewing adult.