All images on this website have been taken in Leicestershire and Rutland by NatureSpot members. We welcome new contributions - just register and use the Submit Records form to post your photos. Click on any image below to visit the species page. The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species - see our Identification Difficulty page for more information. A coloured rating followed by an exclamation mark denotes that different ID difficulties apply to either males and females or to the larvae - see the species page for more detail.
Lacewings & Scorpionflies
Scorpionflies - Mecoptera
Males can be identified from a good photograph showing the valves on the top of the genital capsule. Females need to be dissected. This guide offers useful images and drawings of what to look for.