Giant Lacewing - Osmylus fulvicephalus


Identified by its large size (around 25 mm including wing length) and spotted wings.


Streamside vegetation, especially in woods.

When to see it

April to August.

Life History

Larva hunts in wet moss and debris.

UK Status

Scattered records from across England and Wales, mainly from the south and west.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map