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(Ancient Greek - neuron = nerve ; pteron = wing)

Common predators of other insects, including aphids, relatively large wings

Insects in this order

  • Common green lacewing

    The Common Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) is one of 18 species of green lacewings that live in Britain. Two of these species are actually brownish but all the others are various shades of green. All have long antennae, large golden eyes and two pairs of transparent wings that are held tent-...

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Chan's megastick

The longest recorded insect is Chan's megastick, a stick insect species from Borneo which can be up to 56.6cm long.

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