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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

LACEWING


After all those nice photos of ducks etc... taken with the very flash digital camera, back down to earth this morning with a poor phone photo of our most common lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea).

This very common insect can be distinguished from our other green lacewings (about 18 species in the UK) by the fact that it has no black dots on its face , and no black dot specifically between its antennae.

This species will turn a flesh colour soon (specific) , before it hibernates for the winter, often inside our houses.

Lacewings are often called Golden eyes or Brass eyes (no jokes now,please) although, yes, I know the photo is not great, far from it, but my Lacewing's eyes are far from golden. Not even bronze....

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