Green Lacewing

Chrysoperla carnea


Body length 11 - 12mm. This species is all green with green veins in its wings and a pale yellow line along its back. The eyes are iridescent green and red. There are several other similar species.


Woodland, hedgerows and gardens. They prey on other small insects, especially aphids.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to September.