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Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Lacewing Chrysopa perla

This Green Lacewing is Chrysopa likely perla Dark 2nd Antennal Segment and roundish  spot between the eyes

Lacewing 29011

Length: 10 to 12 mm, Wingspan: 25 to 30 mm.

Description   This is a blue-green lacewing with black wing veins and extensive black markings on its head and thorax. The second antennal segment is black and it also has a black underside to its abdomen.

The other similar species is the supposedly rare Chrysopa dorsalis 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.

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