The common name of this insect is lacewing or goldeneye:
They are the adult form of an antlion – the larva live in sandy soil, and built pits to catch ants. They are in Neuroptera, the order of bugs with lacy (network-like) wings.
I’ve heard of lacewings but never knew they were related at all to antlions. This is a beautiful creature and a beautiful photo!
Thanks – I’m fond of the wings lacy wing patterns.
The light and colour are magical.
Lacewing larvae can be found stalking aphids, often camouflaged with “wool” from woolly aphids, or the fluff from underneath oak leaves. They are out now. Neuropterans, but not antlions. http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=lacewing+larva Also see Thomas Eisner’s fabulous book, “For Love of Insects”.