Micromus variegatus - Micromus variegatus
Length about 8 mm. Known as a brown lacewing, its wings have several dark brown markings.
It usually lives in dense herbage but is sometimes attracted to lights.
Peak time is August.
Larvae are extremely voracious and feed on both nymphs and adult aphids.
Common and widespread throughout most of Britain but becomes more local further north and is quite rare in Scotland.
Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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