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Green lacewing

Observed: 26th June 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
26.06.2012 Green lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea (10)
Description:

Pale green insect with see-through lace wings about 15mm long.

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Again, this was identified in

Again, this was identified in a insect book and several internet sites.

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Internet sites

The trouble with so many internet sites is that they have wrongly identified pictures or will tell you that species can be identified easily, when in fact the opposite is true! For example, the hoverfly Syrphus ribesii appears on site after site, confidently identified, when it could in fact be any of the other three species of Syrphus, in most cases!

There is an Aidgap guide to lacewings, which is worth getting...then you can see the many other possibilities and the detail needed to differentiate them.

Ian
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