<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/346/beneficial-insects en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Beneficial Insects]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/346/beneficial-insects?commentid=426

I like lacewing larvae. They are voracious predators. Nicknamed "aphid lions," the larvae do an impressive job of devouring aphids by the dozens. Larvae hunt for soft-bodied prey, using their curved, pointed mandibles to stab their victims.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/346/beneficial-insects?commentid=426 August 26, 2011
August 26, 2011 August 26, 2011 <![CDATA[Re: Beneficial Insects]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/346/beneficial-insects?commentid=425  

Most of the beautiful adult lacewings feed on pollen, nectar, and honeydew. Green lacewing larvae, however, are voracious predators. Nicknamed "aphid lions," the larvae do an impressive job of devouring aphids by the dozens. Larvae hunt for soft-bodied prey, using their curved, pointed mandibles to stab their victims.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/346/beneficial-insects?commentid=425 August 26, 2011