Saturday 16 February 2013


There is a common thread to both these insects, which I found in dead leaves on an oak.  The bare branches did not yield much, but those with old twisted leaves still attached were harbouring a few things.  Top is a lacewing nymph with a tent of lichens and other debris; below it is a lacebug, Physatocheila dumetorum.  Lacebugs are small but beautifully patterned with a lace-like network on their backs.

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