Nineta flava


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.

When to see it

June and July.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map