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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Lacewings

ORDER: NEUROPTERA

(Ancient Greek - neuron = nerve ; pteron = wing)

Common predators of other insects, including aphids, relatively large wings

Insects in this order

  • Common green lacewing

    © Roger Key The Common Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) is one of 18 species of green lacewings that live in Britain. Two of these species are actually brownish but all the others are various shades of green. All have long antennae, large golden eyes and two pairs of transparent wings that...

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