08.10.2021 Hey, Stinky!

Not sure how the Genus common name came about as I did not smell this at all.  Of course I was a few feet away. But I can see how they are called Lacewings, one of the Neuroptera that also includes antlions.

Stink Lacewing, a Green Lacewing-Chrysopa oculata. When I got bored watching for the Viceroy to open its wings I saw this little guy fly by so chased it for a few moments before returning to the wing watch.

Not as sharp as I would like but look at those eyes.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 08.10.2021 Hey, Stinky!

  1. Doesn’t seem to be giving anything the stink eye, looks like this creature probably has about 340 degree peripheral vision!

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  2. Yes, those eyes look iridescently metallic.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Those eyes look like dichroic glass. Beautiful!

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    The eyes look like a fancy pair of sunglasses. 🙂 I’m also fascinated by how the antennae move around.

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  5. Very nice Steve! Never came across one of these. Enjoyed seeing it!

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The name certainly makes sense. Its wings look like the open-weave lace that was quite the thing on women’s hats in the 1950s (and little girls’ Easter hats, too).

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