Wesmaelius nervosus


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)

Similar Species

Wesmaelius subnebulosus is similar and detailed examination is needed to identify the species.

Photo ID?

Often associated with birch.

When to see it

Spring to autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map