Mr. Nature: Lacewings for Your Garden

In Bell Mountain No. 5, The Fugitive Prince, Wytt entertains himself by catching and eating lacewings, which people in Obann call “fairy flies.”

But he really shouldn’t, because lacewings are about the most beneficial insects you’ll ever meet. Their larvae eat all kinds of plant pests and parasites, and the adults pollinate your garden. Plus they’re exquisitely, delicately beautiful. You can buy lacewings to release in your garden; their services are always in demand.

You’ll see in the video how the female lacewing lays her eggs on silken stalks to protect them from getting eaten by predators.

And the adults have lovely golden eyes.

This is Mr. Nature, and this is more of God’s stuff.

3 comments on “Mr. Nature: Lacewings for Your Garden

  1. I’d like to buy so lacewings for my garden but how do I know they won’t go to my neighbor’s garden instead? I’m so glad I live in the 21st century where I have access to such wonderful photography and scientific knowledge.

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