Green Lacewing Larva

Aphid Lion

Chrysoperla spp.

Green lacewing larva feeding on a potato psyllid
Green lacewing larva feeding on a potato psyllid. Photo courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
Green lacewing larvae are beneficial insects which primarily feed on aphids. As generalist feeders, they will also eat eggs and other small insects and larvae.
Green lacewing larvae are brown and yellow in color, with an alligator-like appearance and large piercing mouth parts. They grow up to 1/3" in length.
Green lacewing larva
Green lacewing larva. Photo courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.