Length may be more than 2 cm. One of two British species belonging to the genus Nineta, they are larger than other green lacewings and they are easily told apart as one of them (Nineta vittata) has a very long antennal base section which is even visible to the naked eye.
Well wooded areas and having a probable association with oak.
June and July.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Occasional or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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