A Tiny Egg

A Green Lacewing Egg (? 1 mm).

While hiking along with Museum Summer Campers, as is usual on Wednesday mornings, I happened to turn over a partially eaten leaf in hopes of finding a caterpillar. What I found was a lacewing (Chrysopidae) egg. The egg was on a serviceberry in Catch the Wind across from Vapor Rings.

If you’re not familiar with what a lacewing is, a larva can be seen here. I don’t have a photo of an adult but you can see many here at BugGuide.net.

Lacewing larvae eat other insects, especially aphids. The adults are active at night but can sometimes be seen during the day along forest edges or in your flower garden since they (the adults) take nectar and pollen.

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