Vol 106 (2009)

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia

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COVER: Chrysopa nigricornis Burmeister (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

This green lacewing is common across southern British Columbia and ranges as far north as the Skeena River. With its delicate green body and golden eyes, it is one of our most beautiful insects. Seven of the ten recognized species of Chrysopa in North America occur in Canada and all of these are recorded in British Columbia. Adults and larvae are voracious predators and play an important role in the control of aphids and many other pests.

Photograph details: Chrysopa nigricomis, captured at Penticton, BC in June 1982 and photographed live in a glass terrarium. Nikon F2 with 55 mm macro lens, #1 extension tube and two small strobe flashes; Kodachrome 64 film. Robert A. Cannings and M. Brent Cooke, Royal BC Museum.