Hemerobius lutescens (Fabricius, 1793) 
Widely distributed and common in deciduous woodlands across the UK, Hemerobius lutescens is distinctive among similar species, in having several dark patches along the trailing edge of the wings (top of the wings in the right hand photograph). There is no reason, other than the current lack of general interest in Neuroptera, to assume that this attractive Lacewing is not present throughout much of Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hemerobius lutescens  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sorby Natural History Society. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.  Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2021

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