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  • Feeding lacewing larvae

    Created by Lee Anne Christensen on

    Hi —

    We recently ordered some lacewing larvae from your company and just released them in our greenhouse. Wondering if we need to put out some sugar water or something for them to eat while they’re still in larvae form?

    Lee Anne

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Lee Anne —

    As long as you’ve got problem pests for larvae to eat they should be perfectly content! Only adult lacewings consume nectar, no need to feed it to your voracious, insect-killing larvae. Once adults hatch from their pupae, they will begin to look for food in the forms of pollen and nectar. If no open flowers are readily available for consumption purchase Lacewing Food here, and follow the included directions. When fed a diet of this, lacewings have been known to lay three times the amount of eggs they would normally lay.

    Happy IPM-ing!

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