Green Lacewing Hanging Card

These are live insects and MUST be shipped NEXT DAY or 2ND DAY. No USPS or ground shipping.

FEEDS ON: Soft-bodied insects including: Aphids, Mealybugs, Scale, Spider Mites (especially Red Mites), Caterpillars, Thrips, Whiteflies, Moth Eggs and Leafhopper Nymphs. Feeds on nectar and pollen as adults.


Low 1 per sq. ft., bi-weekly, 2-4 times
Med 2 per sq. ft., bi-weekly, 2-4 times
High 5 per sq. ft., bi-weekly, 2-4 times 


DESCRIPTION: Green Lacewings are an effective general predator in a wide range of growing temperatures and humidities. Green Lacewings can be used indoors or outdoors. In orchards, nurseries, green houses, gardens, grow rooms, hydroponics or anywhere pests exist. Green Lacewings do not migrate, thus making them your best dollar value. Application: 1-5 insects per sq. ft. of planted area.

TEMPERATURE RANGE: Green Lacewings are an effective general predator that work well in a range of temperature and humidities.

EGGS: Small, grey or green, laid on the end of a hair - like filament.

Egg Release

  • Please release all lacewing eggs upon arrival. Do not wait to try and see larvae.  It is extremely difficult to see larvae with the naked eye!
  • The larvae are cannibalistic and should not be left in the bag for an extended period of time.
  • Next, gently disperse contents of the Lacewing eggs and rice hulls in fixed pouches.
  • The pouches then should be distributed among your infested plants by stapling or paper clipping them to the leaves and/or placing them in the crotch of trees.

STORAGE: Do not store the hatched larvae in the bag for more than 11 hours.  Store at a light to moderate humidity of 54-66ºF. Do not cold store the unhatched eggs in the container for more than 4 days. If the eggs have turned from green to gray, do not cold store. If cold storage is possible, store at a slight to moderate humidity of 40-46ºF and for no more than 10 days.

LARVAE: Green Lacewings, a.k.a. "Aphid Lion", have alligator shaped larvae. Each larvae will feed for about 3 weeks, pupae, and emerge as an adult. Each larvae is capable of consuming 30-50 Aphids a day!

Larvae Release

  • Release at sundown the day you receive the larvae. Please release all lacewing larvae upon arrival.  Do not wait to try and see larvae.  It is extremely difficult to see larvae with the naked eye!
  • Peel back the fine mesh or silkscreen covering the hexcell units’ openings.
  • Tap out the larvae evenly onto infested plants foliage.
  • Do not place them too close to one another because they are very cannibalistic.
  • If you should have difficulty getting the larvae out of their cells, blow through the units encouraging them to move about and loosen themselves up.
  • If there are some you cannot remove, put the unit itself in the foliage of your most heavily infested plants.

STORAGE: Do not store the larvae in the hexcell units for ore than 16-18 hours.  Store at a slight to moderate humidity of 55-65ºF.

Adults are large green insects with large almost transparent lace-like green wings.

Adult Release:

  • 100 Lacewing Adults per Tree or Planting Site.
  • Release adults at sundown the day you receive the product. Please release closest to the plants that are infested.
  • Open one or both ends of the tube and allow them to fly out freely and disperse on their own.
  • If they are hesitant to fly out on their own, blow through the tube gently.
  • Increase the egg laying activity of the adults by supplying them with a beneficial insect food (liquid form) or with flowering, pollen-producing plants near the release site.
  • Live Green Lacewing Eggs on  - A Great General Pest Predator!
  • It is like having your own garden Air Force!
  • Each green lacewing larvae will kill up to 600 aphids in their larvae stage!
  • Green Lacewings will not eat or kill your ladybugs, so you can use these two good bugs together to protect your plants.
  • We Guarantee Live Delivery!
STORAGE: Do not store the adults in the tube for more than 9 hours.  Store at a slight to moderate humidity 54-60ºF.