Creepy-crawlies in the air... dragonflies, wasps, hover flies, bumblebees, gnats, butterflies,

                                        midges, house flies, moths, lacewings, dance flies, mosquitoes,

 Creepy-crawlies on vegetation... ladybirds, froghoppers, crab spiders, aphids, leaf beetles,

                                               shield bugs, crickets, barklice, grasshoppers, stick insects,

 Creepy-crawlies on the ground... woodlice, earthworms, millipedes, tiger beetles, scorpions,

                                               earwigs, carrion beetles, wolf spiders, slugs, centipedes,













Creepy-Crawly Poetry -

Green Lacewings


These insects have delicate, transparent, intricately patterned wings which is how they get their name. They are mostly pale green in colour, but the wings can also have tints of pink and blue. They have golden, brassy eyes that appear to shine - all in all making them very pretty creatures. They are also very useful, particularly in the garden, because lacewings feed on insect pests such as aphids and they have a very big appetite. During an average lifetime of two months a lacewing can eat up to a thousand aphids!



       Lovely Lace Wings


Intricate patterns

Arranged tissue thin

Opaque in sunlight

Gossamer wings

Delicate beauty

Pale green tinge

Flutter in gardens

Gentle lacewings.






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