Bug’s Life

Our guide to Bri­tish in­ver­te­brates

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

Green lacewing

Chrysopa carnea, wing­span of 13⁄16in

The strik­ing green lacewing has a long slen­der body, a small head with large eyes, long an­ten­nae and translu­cent, del­i­cately veined, lace-like wings, which act as sen­sors when pur­su­ing aphids and nec­tar at night. It hi­ber­nates as an adult, ven­tur­ing into our homes, where it turns a pink­ish-brown. Si­mon Lester

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