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Jul142014

Lacewing

An orange- brown lacewing, probably Nothochrysa capitata (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae).  The white blob on its abdomen might be pollen from a flower it has visited (more likely a spermatophore - see Graham Calow's comment below).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-06.

Reader Comments (2)

The white blob as you describe it is a spermatophore - a package of sperm passed from the male to the female

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/nothochrysa-capitata
July 17 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Calow
Yes that does make more sense. Thank you.

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