Micromus variegatus

Micromus variegatus

The wings of this small lacewing have distinctive brown markings. Length 8mm.

Micromus variegatus

Like most lacewings, they feed on aphids.

Mainly seen July and August. They inhabit many well vegetated habitats, including hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread throughout.

Photographs of Micromus variegatus, taken June 2015, rear garden , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2015. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.