Keeping green lacewings around...?


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I just ordered green lacewing eggs to address some minor spider mite activity (on a plant 4-5 weeks into flower, I'd prefer not to spray anything at this time).

I read they are only really effective predators in the larval stage, and the adults feed on pollen and nectar. I'd like to keep some around perpetually if I can, but I'm not sure they'll have a food source once they're mature...

Is there a way to keep them alive long enough to lay eggs and continue their life cycle indoors? Maybe just a bowl of sugar water or something? I've read about co-planting with other flowers as a source of nectar but I'm not sure I have the space or patience for that right now.

Thx in advance!