Thursday, 26 September 2013

Lacewing note

Two days ago while passing the Ash tree at the corner of the "Orchid Meadow" a Lacewing landed on my arm. On the day my camera battery had died and I wasn't able to get my phone to focus before it flew off. There are 14 species of Green Lacewing in the UK apparently, and probably fewer in Scotland - a beautiful luminous light green thing with lacey wings.

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings and Allies)
 Most common seems to be Chrysoperla carnea. No Lacewings are currently listed in the reserve list as far as I can tell.

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