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Lacewings Antlions and Relatives: Neuroptera - Diet

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Most adult and larval neuropterans are predators (PREH-duhters) that will hunt for and eat anything they can catch, especially insects. However, the larvae of some species specialize and eat only certain kinds of animals, such as freshwater sponges or spider eggs. For example, the larvae of most mantidflies eat only spider eggs. A few species are not predators at all and eat sap from the roots of trees and shrubs. Many adults are omnivores and will eat both plant and animal tissues, including soft-bodied insects, honeydew, and pollen. However, spoonwing lacewings and green lacewings eat only pollen and nectar from flowers. Antlions, owlflies, and mantidflies are strictly predators, although antlions will occasionally scavenge freshly dead insects.

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over 6 years ago

hi,do u now what bugs eat the lacewing? please send me a letter back yes or no

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over 5 years ago

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