[R] Terrestrial insects of the order Neuroptera; branches of veins usually conspicuously bifurcated at margins of membranous wings; larvae with piercing and sucking mouthparts and of considerable importance as predators of aphids and other Homoptera.
The most familiar Plannipennia are the Chrysopidae, whose eggs are supported upon a delicate pedicel and laid in the vicinity of the colonies of future prey. The remarkable ant-lions, whose larvae are characterized by the funnel-shaped trap they burrow in sand, are also worth mentioning.
* Antlion: larva in its fall-trap (INRA)
a: fall-trap; b: captured insect (silverfish); c: mandible and maxilla captated; d: body of the larva.
* Chrysopa: eggs on a leaf (INRA)
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