This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Vincent, Alabama Phoenix, Arizona Tucson, Arizona Mammoth Spring, Arkansas North Little Rock, Arkansas Grass Valley, California Magalia, California Reseda, California Sebastopol, California Palm Bay, Florida Lilburn, Georgia Cedar Falls, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Cornville, Maine Maplewood, New Jersey New York, New York Stallings, North Carolina Lincolnville, South Carolina Greenback, Tennessee
On Jul 31, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is a not only a 'good' bug for the garden, but is also a 'safe' bug to handle- can't bite through finger skin, and is a very slow flier. You will often find them flying about your front door light at night in the summers. They have very fine, nearly see-through lacey wings.
On Jun 18, 2012, DWMike from Grenada, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
"Chrysoperla carnea does not occur in North America. It is a European member of a sibling species complex that contains several other species in North America. Some of the members of this complex are only differentiable on the basis of 'songs' (abdominal tremulation patterns), and are not distinguishable on any known morphological grounds." (Dr. J.D. Oswald) ref: http://bugguide.net/node/view/32027