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|Insects of Coal Oil Point > Guide > Neuroptera - Lacewings & Dustywings|
Neuroptera - Lacewings and Dustywings
Neuroptera is a common but not verydiverse order of insects. They are distinguishable by their denselyveined membranous wings, giving the appearance of "lace." Most speciesare voracious predators, typically preying on plant pest insects suchas aphids. Because of this, some neuropterans have been successfullyused in the biological control of crop pests.
We have found two species of lacewings and one speciesof dustywing at Coal Oil Point.
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