草蛉的卵 eggs of lacewing

草蛉的卵就裝置在這些掛在樹枝(或樹葉底)猶如立體的五線譜上,卵懸在細絲末端。草蛉的若蟲叫蚜獅,肉食性,有鉗狀的大顎,用以吸食獵物的體液。主要獵物有蚜蟲、介殼蟲。特色是愛背著枯葉或獵物殘骸,以隱藏捕獵者身份。成蟲草蛉則蛻變成美綠仙子,翅膀通透,故英文名字叫lacewing.主食也轉為花蜜和花粉。

lacewing is a beautiful adult insect; its eggs are as elegant. each egg is hung on a slender stalk usually attached underneath a leaf. these eggs i saw at the museum of coastal defense are throwing over a twig like a mobile. lacewing is vegetarian: feeds on nectar and pollen. however its larva is predatory. it is commonly known as aphid lion. it likes to collect debris and remains as camouflage.

脈翅目 order: Neuroptera ; 草蛉科 family: Chrysopidae

ref:- 草蛉科《中文维基》 | wiki:green lacewing/chrysopidae

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