Green Lacewings Chrysoperla carnea and related species

Green Lacewing
Green Lacewing
Shown is the Common Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea). Although very common throughout the UK and most of Europe, there are 14 species of similar-looking green Lacewings in the UK.
The Common Green, usually just called Lacewing, is all light green with green-veined wings, but sometimes shows a pale to white central line on the back. It begins to go brown in autumn.
Green Lacewing head
Green Lacewing eyes
The large eyes are iridescent red and green
Green Lacewing veins in wing
The "lace" or feathery veins of the wings
Green Lacewing
Green Lacewing cigar-shaped body
The usual body shape is long, cigar-like and the antennae are nearly as long as the head and body
Green Lacewing brown phase
Green Lacewing brown phase
Green Lacewing brown phase
The Common Green Lacewing hibernates over winter as an adult, so it turns from green to brown for winter camouflage -- usually seeking refuge in buildings.
Green Lacewing brown phase
Green Lacewing brown wings The brown lace
Green Lacewing on the turn to brown On the turn to brown and coming indoors
Green Lacewing shapely body
Green Lacewing bodyshape
Green Lacewing shapely body
Sometimes the body shape has a waist and curves, tapering to the end; is this the female? (or another species?)
Green Lacewing with white dorsal line
Green Lacewing with white line and turquoise veins
Green Lacewing turquoise veins
Sometimes the white dorsal line is quite pronounced and the wings veins a more turquoise green (different species?).
Different species have different courting vibrations and one species won't respond to another, similar-looking species' vibrations.
Green Lacewing turquoise veins
Green Lacewing turquoise veins
Green Lacewing turquoise veins
The turquoise veins
Green Lacewing with turquoiuse veins
More turquoise veins
Green Lacewing with blue iridescent wings
Green Lacewing blue iridescence on wings
This one has blue iridescence on the wings.