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Lacewing

Observed: 24th October 2011 By: mbf45mbf45’s reputation in Invertebratesmbf45’s reputation in Invertebratesmbf45’s reputation in Invertebratesmbf45’s reputation in Invertebrates
Lacewing
Lacewing 1
Description:

Definitely a green lacewing (Family Chrysopidae)but I am not sure about the species due to a lack of key.

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Rose's picture

listen to its courtship song!

I like lacewings so found out a bit more from the Royal entomological society website see below:

Lacewings court by 'tremulation', a low frequency sound produced by vibrating their abdomens, which in turn causes the substrate they are standing on to vibrate. The males and females will take turns tremulating; this duet is an essential prerequisite for mating.

The common green lacewing was thought to be one species, but recent research has shown that they are several closely-related species, which can only be distinguished by their courtship songs.

Rose