One of several similar green lacewings. Identifying features: 2nd antennal segment green; black spot at base antennae; black marked ventral surface (underside).
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.
Associated with both deciduous and coniferous trees.
Summer to autumn.
Widespread in much of England and Wales, but with less records from the northern half of Britain.
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
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015