Subject: Please help me identify this flying insect
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
July 30, 2012 11:51 pm
Hi – This little guy is a brilliant green – He was hanging out in my bathroom for about a week. Very happy to stay in one place on the wall for hours, before moving to a new spot. I can’t seem to find out what he is. Can you help me? Thanks!
Signature: – Scott
This pretty little predator is a beneficial Green Lacewing. They are sometimes called Golden Eyes. Both adults and larvae are important predators that feed on small insects, especially Aphids. We receive some reports that both adults ad larvae will bite, but the bite is not dangerous, merely an annoyance. The BugGuide family page has some wonderful information.