Lacewings, Alderflies, Scorpionflies and Snakeflies (Neuropterida)

Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae spp) (S Orridge)

A combined group of the following groups, closely related and studied together:

Lacewings and antlions (Neuroptera): 5,940 species worldwide, 70 species in Britain.

Alderflies (Megaloptera): 380 species worldwide, 3 species in Britain.

Scorpionflies (Mecoptera): 769 species worldwide, 4 species in Britain.

Snakeflies (Raphidioptera): 271 species worldwide, 4 species in Britain.

Lacewings and antlions in the High Peak

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all neuroptera observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all neuroptera observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Brown Lacewing (Hemerobiidae spp) (S Orridge)
Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) (S Orridge)
Lacewing (Neuroptera) wing detail (S Orridge)
Lacewing (Neuroptera) eye detail (S Orridge)

Alderflies in the High Peak

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all megaloptera observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all megaloptera observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Alderfly (Megaloptera spp) (S Orridge)
Alderfly (Megaloptera) nymph (S Orridge)

Scorpionflies in the High Peak

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all mecoptera observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all mecoptera observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Common European Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis) (J Mortin)

Snakeflies

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all raphidioptera observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all raphidioptera observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Photos needed – not yet recorded in Buxton or High Peak