Spring is merging into summer. The daisies are blooming, the first summer butterflies are flying (skippers, coppers, blues). Here’s an early summer bug, a green lacewing:
They are about a half inch long or less. Lots of them are flying now in my area. Lacewings are in the order Neuroptera with antlions and some other curious insects. The lacewing larva is sometimes called an aphidlion – they eat lots of aphids. The most interesting adults in Neuroptera are owlflies – dragonfly-like insects with prominent clubbed antennae. Unfortunately for me, owlflies are commoner in southern N America, not my area.