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Your insect is probably a lacewing

An antlion and a lacewing

Order: Neuroptera
Body length: 2 - 90mm
Species: World - 75 000, UK - 54

All Neuroptera have four wings marked by a netlike pattern of veins - their name means 'net-wing' or 'nerve wing'.

You may have heard of the larval lacewings called antlions. They sit at the bottom of a cone-shaped pit that they have dug into the ground, trapping and eating any smaller insects that happen to fall inside.

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