My First Lacewing

chilliwin(EU DK 7)July 27, 2013

This is my first time I saw a real lacewing in my garden before only I have seen pictures on the net. I do not know how to take care of it and how long it'd remain to my garden.

Any advice will be appreciated.


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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You don't take care of it. Keep pesticides out of the garden. The adult females will lay eggs and the larvae are aggressively predaceous.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 6:51AM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Rhizo_1, thank you for the advice.


    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 7:50AM
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as long as you don't spray any bug killers and there are food bugs for them to eat they will stay and be just fine.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 2:49PM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Scropman1, thank you for the advice. I do not use any bug killers I am not good at with them.

I enjoy my garden now, I got so many beneficial insects, such as lacewing larvae, different kinds of ladybugs (color and size), predator mites and harvestman spiders :-). I did not plan very well for my garden and this is also my first time growing vegetables/plants everything goes so smoothly except the tomatoes. Tomatoes are drooping leaves because I am growing it in growing bags and the water dries so fast, at lease I have to water twice a day still they are doing very well. Before I hate gardening now I love it and I would like to get more space for my garden, this hobby is really addictive and relaxing.


    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 4:49PM
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