Friday, January 27, 2012

A Rather Large Lacewing

I found this lovely lacewing (Nymphes myrmeleonides) recently. It had been attracted by the house lights.
These particular ones are sometimes mistaken for dragonflies.

You can see how they get their name 'lacewing' from their gauzy, net-like wings which are very richly patterned with veins.

I am constanly amazed by the variety of wildlife found in my garden, and hope you enjoy discovering them with me.

Sandi x
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