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170729 lacewing (2)

All of a sudden I’m seeing Lacewings everywhere I look. Flying from May through to August, they’re usually creatures of the night, and they’re very partial to a fat juicy aphid (which is why gardeners love them and encourage them in to their gardens) but, just in the last couple of days, I’ve been seeing them during my day-time walks, often sitting on umbellifer flower heads, apparently drinking nectar.

170729 lacewing (4)

There are 14 species of green Lacewings in Britain so I’m not sure which these are but, with their delicate green bodies, bright metallic eyes and gossamer-thin wings, they are simply exquisite.

170729 lacewing (5)

 

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