National Geographic : 1961 Jun
KODACHROMESBY TREAT DAVIDSONW NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Golden-eyed lacewing (below) lays eggs at the ends of hairlike stalks (right), possibly to prevent her canni bal offspring from eating one another as they hatch. In the larval stage the lacewing captures, punctures, and sucks the life juice from aphids. Known as an aphid lion, the larva possesses a gluttonous appetite for the rose pests. Aphid (right) creeps past a lace wing egg and hatching larva. Waxy substance issuing from aphid's dor sal tubes forms yellow spots.