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Chrysopa oculata 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. Head - Scape unmarked. Antennae pale, darken distally. Maxillary and labial palps dark. Clypeus marks not extensive. Frons broad with black-brown band anteriorly and around antennae. Genae black from eye to base of mandibles. Two pair dorsolateral spots on vertex. Red-brown marks near dorsal rim of antennal sockets.  Thorax - Faint dots dorsolaterally. Setae mix of dark and light. Forewing crossveins dark at ends. Hindwing crossveins all dark. Setae on legs dark. Abdomen - Setae amber-brown.

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