Hemerobius micans


One of many similar brown lacewings. Detailed examination is necessary to arrive at a safe id. It has wings which are quite yellow in colour and which have dark dashes on some longitudinal veins, not dots as in some similar species.

Photo ID?

This species is associated with deciduous trees, especially especially mature oaks, and feeds on aphids.

When to see it

Summer and Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map