Insect Identification - Small, green, winged

Discussion in 'Bugs' started by TheGreenHornet, Sep 11, 2012.

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    TheGreenHornet

    TheGreenHornet Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone,

    I've found two of these in my room recently.. they both seem to have flown off the sides of the reservoirs whenever I lift them up to pH daily. My girls are only at day 11 of veg, so I think I have time to fix this problem, if it is indeed a problem.

    Here are some pictures of the thing

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    gaztron3030

    gaztron3030 Active Member

    type of katydid?

    Edit: I'm wrong, lacewing is the culprit i agree
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    TheGreenHornet

    TheGreenHornet Well-Known Member

    Maybe green lacewing? I need to do some more research - if it is a green lacewing then it says that they predate on aphids and spider mites, but their larvae can also feed on roots :(
    any and all help appreciated.
    TGH
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    Nizza

    Nizza Well-Known Member

    from what i hear the green lacewing lays eggs and goes dormant and re appear every 4 weeks. If that one did lay eggs and it is a lacewing, try some spinosad in 3-4 weeks and they wont like your plants.
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    Nizza

    Nizza Well-Known Member

    by the way this is a good sign u either have aphids or spidermites i recommend stopping them and it will stop the lacewing
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    TheGreenHornet

    TheGreenHornet Well-Known Member

    thanks. does anyone actually know what they are, and if they are a problem?
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    Coho

    Coho Well-Known Member

    Lacewing and their larvae are excellent predators.
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    gaztron3030

    gaztron3030 Active Member

    According to wiki they eat pollen, nectar and honey dew plus mites aphids and other small arthropods. Their shit is good nutrient aswell so keep it near your plants and it will be your friend. They are even used in biological pest control!
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    TheGreenHornet

    TheGreenHornet Well-Known Member

    hip hip, huzzah! I hope this doesn't mean spider mites though..

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