Sympherobius elegans

Alt Name
Hemerobius elegans

One of several similar looking ‘brown lacewings’ - detailed examination of specimen is necessary for identification.

Photo ID?

Associated with deciduous woodland.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

UK Status

Widespread but local in central and eastern England with a few isolated records in south Wales.  So far it is absent from the rest of Wales and from the West Country, north west England, Scotland and Ireland but is probably under reecorded in these areas.

VC55 Status

It seems to be infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map