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5/26/15

Hexapods-Chrysopidae (Green Lacewings)-Tribe Chrysopini-Chrysopa oculata (Golden-eyed Lacewing) 

First one for Kentucky on BugGuide :)

Identification can be distinguished from other species by the following combination of characters: the frons has a darkly coloured ring around the lower or lateral margin of the base of the antenna; the antennal bases are not separated by an x-shaped mark as they are in C. chi; on the antennae, the pedicel is dark and the basal third of the flagellum is pale; there are small spots on the pronotum; the lateral groove of the vertex near the eye margin is completely pale.

Range most of NA.  Habitat meadows with low vegetation, trees, fields. Season most abundant in late summer

Beautiful insects!