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.

    Identification difficulty

    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

    Only occasionally recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 14 validated records for this species according to the 'Checklist of Neuroptera and allies in VC55' published in 2018.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map