The adults are commonly called antlion lacewings although it is the larvae that is the antlion. The adult is very similar to the damsel fly , but the lacewing has very dark, obvious antennae and their wing patterns differ.
This lacewing is not a very good flyer.
The larvae can grow to 10 mm and are a brownish colour which matches the sandy soils they hide in. The barrel-shaped antlion has immense jaws.
Adult size: up to 40 mm