Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide





Chrysopa (aphid-lions)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chrysopa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • aphid-lions
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chrysopa

Preferred Common Name

  • aphid-lions

International Common Names

  • English: green lacewings; stink flies
  • Spanish: crisopas; leones de los pulgones
  • French: chrysopes; lions des pucerons

Local Common Names

  • Finland: harsokorennot
  • Germany: Blattlauslöwen-Arten; Florfliegen-Arten; Goldaugen-Arten
  • Italy: crisope

EPPO code

  • CHROSP (Chrysopa sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Neuroptera
  •                         Family: Chrysopidae
  •                             Genus: Chrysopa

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


ChinaPresentCABI (Undated)
IndiaPresentCABI (Undated)
ThailandPresentCABI (Undated)


ItalyPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

United StatesPresentCABI (Undated)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI (Undated)


FijiPresentCABI (Undated)

South America

BrazilPresentCABI (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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