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Nineta flava - Larva having lunch <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120013/nineta_flava_-_larva_close-up.html" title="Nineta flava - Larva, close-up"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/120013_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1640217610&Signature=U6ZJ%2FDi%2Bw5YPNYiJQ2FKIGqI%2FWE%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Nineta flava - Larva, close-up https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120012/nineta_flava_-_larva_having_lunch.html Chrysopidae,Chrysopinae,Chrysopini,Hemerobiiformia,Jane&#039;s garden,Larva,Neuroptera,Nineta,Nineta flava,nl: Gele gaasvlieg" /></a></figure> Chrysopidae,Chrysopinae,Chrysopini,Hemerobiiformia,Jane's garden,Larva,Neuroptera,Nineta,Nineta flava,nl: Gele gaasvlieg Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

    comments (9)

  1. The way they hunt is so funny yet cruel at the same time, always piercing their subject. Posted 3 months ago
    1. I agree...It's savage, but also oddly cute. Posted 3 months ago
      1. A lot of human projection in such scenes. Thinking of the aphids as tiny innocent children, breaks your heart, really. Posted 3 months ago
        1. And here was me, all happy about seeing this innocent child (finally?) finding some nice juicy food to be able to grow and become a beautiful large Lacewing ;o) Posted 3 months ago
          1. True, but the nickname "Vlad, the impaler" will stick around. Posted 3 months ago
            1. Why would you think that ... ? ;o)
              Vlad, the impaler Spotted a second larva today, taking pride in Ferdy's new nickname for them :o) Chrysopidae,Chrysopinae,Chrysopini,Hemerobiiformia,Jane's garden,Larva,Neuroptera,Nineta,Nineta flava,nl: Gele gaasvlieg
              Posted 3 months ago
              1. Posted 3 months ago
                1. Excellent! *rofl* ... does Chrysoperla also qualify?
                  Larva of Chrysoperla carnea s.l. having lunch  Chrysoperla,Chrysoperla carnea,Chrysopidae,Common green lacewing,Jane's garden,Larva,Neuroptera,nl: Goudoogje,predation
                  Posted 3 months ago
                  1. Of course it does! No stone will be left unturned. Posted 3 months ago

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Nineta flava (Scopoli, 1763) is one of the species of Green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) of the genus Nineta, that sports a range of on average somewhat larger species.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2021.