Dichochrysa ventralis

    Description

    One of several similar green lacewings.  Identifying features: 2nd antennal segment green; black spot at base antennae; black marked ventral surface (underside).

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Associated with both deciduous and coniferous trees. 

    When to see it

    Summer to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in much of England and Wales, but with less records from the northern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    There are few records for this species from Leicestershire and Rutland, but it may be under recorded due to the difficulty of identification.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map