Two of these were very interested in the mustard flowers.
En Paco´s Nature Reserve
must have been trapped inside since fall
The spring-like weather has encouraged a number of the insects which were hibernating indoors to awake. I put out several ladybirds yesterday and this morning found this lacewing.
not sure which species, appear to be two possibilities; took this from several feet away on a bridge looking down on it
Green lacewings are insects in the large family Chrysopidae of the order Neuroptera. There are about 85 genera and (differing between sources) 1,300–2,000 species in this widespread group. Members of the genera Chrysopa and Chrysoperla are very common in North America and Europe; they are very similar and many of their species have been moved from one genus to the other time and again, and in the non-scientific literature assignment to Chrysopa and Chrysoperla can rarely...