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Comments(9) # Lacewing london e17

Whilst aimlessly following an Emperror Dragonfly yesterday (sorry no photos, he wouldn't keep even remotely still) I sat down and found myself face to face with this very strange looking adult Lacewing. Their young are particularly voracious eaters of aphids and therefore ususally considered to be gardener's friend. The adults have a more omnivorous diet but also like an aphid or two. There are, my butterfly book tells me, over 40 species of Lacewing in the UK...this isn't either of the four they have pictures of. I bet there's not an observers guide to Lacewings..... Canon EOS 5D
150 mm
100 ISO
1/200 sec
f 16
Flash: Fired