Could anyone help with this lacewing species please?
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dorsalis is rare, but can it definitely be discounted from a slightly fuzzy picture?
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Did not want to complicate the issue as its not reported on or near conifers cicunmstantially yes The other similar species is the supposedly rare Chrysopa dorsalis as you say which is associated with Pine trees. The main distinguishing feature is the pale spot between the eyes - which is roundish in C. perla and more oval in C. dorsalis. Based on the image I am as sure as I can be . Any more shots ? There again Ian you could post the same comment on every perla on the Carousel
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No more images I'm afraid! Taken during a plant ID walk in pouring rain and blowing wind (trying to excuse fuzzy pic here......). If it helps, hardly any pine trees here at the WWT site in Llanelli and this was not near any of the few pines that are here. We are recording here today - can we be fairly sure of C. perla, based on the evidence or stick to genus??
perla has been abundant here in Yorks over the past few days after the rains that followed the heat I am fairly confident that it is perla but that will best be out by agreement . picture not bad Clare these are macro shots of a shy insect among grass never easy so well done but always fun :-) Good Liuck with the Blitz
I think, as you say, you can be fairly sure that it is perla. Unfortunately, these flipping things can fly, so oddities can always turn up anywhere. Personally, I would want a close look at it against a key, to be 100%. Either way, it's a great thing to find on a Bioblitz!
Your discussion was followed with interest by several of the Bioblitz staff and volunteers... a great way to demonstrate iSpot and how much knowledge and help is contributed - very much appreciated!
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