Coniopteryx sp.

    Description

    These are small grey-white winged insects related to lacewings. They are often known as waxwing lacewings or dustywing lacewings. The wings have a dusty appearance caused by a white waxy substance which the insect produces itself.

    Identification difficulty
    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map