Lacewings – aphid assassins :)

Lacewings look so fragile and fly so feebly, it’s hard to imagine them as predatory killers. But that’s just what they are: they love to eat aphids. As grubs they suck the life out of aphids and as adults they spend their nights chewing them up.

Lacewing on birch twig
Lacewing (Chrysopa carnea, I think) on birch twig

There are several species of lacewing  in the UK, some are green, some are brown, but all are aphid assassins:)

Lacewing on birch leaf
Lacewing on birch leaf
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