Another Lacebug

Removal of the blocks of single age gorse on the Firehills has created large areas of new habitat in the Country Park, and it is interesting to see which species are colonising this newly available area. One unexpected delight was a species of Lacebug Derephysia foliacea. It is quite a distinctive lacebug as it has a single row of large meshes around the outer rim of the forewing. It is almost transparent and very small, and hence difficult to find but definitely worth seeking.

 

Derephysia foliaceaDerephysia foliacea

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