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Updated: 01/28/2013 08:00:29AM

Get to know your beneficials — the lacewings

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How could something so delicate and harmless produce offspring that are called “aphid lions”?

Take for instance the lacewing, a beautiful ephemeral insect that eats pollen as an adult but sports sickle-like mandibles that pierce and suck the juices out of aphids as larvae.

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