This is a fairly small (up to 1 cm) brown lacewing the typical form having a variegated wing pattern. There are other similar species and detailed examination is necessary in order to identify the species. There is also a unicolourous form (melancholica)
Wesmaelius subnebulosus is similar and detailed examination is needed to identify the species.
Often associated with birch.
Spring to autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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