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Hatching Lacewing Larvae by melvynyeo Hatching Lacewing Larvae by melvynyeo
Always wanted to capture lacewing larva hatching and finally, i had the chance! Happy! :) Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from www.royensoc.co.uk/insect_info…
Lacewings are common insects in British gardens and are easy to recognise by their transparent lace-like wings, which are nearly twice as long as the abdomen. Lacewing larvae are voracious consumers of aphids and insect eggs. There are several British lacewing species, which are often divided by colour, into green (14 species) or brown (29 species) forms. The giant lacewing (Osymlus fulvicephalus), with a wingspan of up to 5 cm, is often found near streams and rivers. They are fairly slow moving and would make a ready meal for a foraging bird, so are rarely seen flying during the day. Instead of feeding on aphids, the larvae of the giant lacewing are semi-aquatic, and feed on the larvae of midges and other small species. Lacewings can be encouraged to remain in your garden by providing homes for their winter hibernation, which can be bought from some garden centres. They will be ready to lay eggs and help to control your aphids when they emerge from hibernation in the spring.

Lacewings court by 'tremulation', a low frequency sound produced by vibrating their abdomens, which in turn causes the substrate they are standing on to vibrate. The males and females will take turns tremulating; this duet is an essential prerequisite for mating.

The common green lacewing was thought to be one species, but recent research has shown that they are several closely-related species, which can only be distinguished by their courtship songs.

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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats with getting this of you bucketlist :dance: Lovely photo :love:
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zizzy-msia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Amazingly beautiful !!!!
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bredli84 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Thanks for this.
I once found lacewing eggs on a piece of outdoor furniture. Went out and checked them constantly, hoping to catch the event. Missed it all the same.
Great pic :)
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, a stunning macro indeed!
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Onyx-Allblack Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Definitely one of the more alien things I've seen XD
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