Net-winged insects are the lacewings and their relatives, the antlions, alderflies and snakeflies. They form a large and diverse order of insects that have large membranous wings. The adults have two pairs of similar sized wings that contain extensive branching of the wing veins. Lacewing larvae are effective predators of crop pests and can be used as a biological control.
Scientific name: Neuroptera
A lacewing secures her eggs out of reach of predatory ants.
The lacewing makes a silk thread to hang her eggs on. This ensures that predatory ants can't reach them.
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