Lacewings are insects with, as the name suggests, delicate wings. In Britain today they explode over our rivers in the spring or early summer, fluttering above the water to breed and lay eggs. As with all of the fossil insects on this web site, it’s incredible to think just how old they are – they were flying around with the dinosaurs and long before them! Size of this specimen: 9.9mm
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