The family name Crysopidae means “golden eye”, hence its alternative name.There are several species referred to as green lacewings.
Larger than the brown lacewing, it is bright green and has the characteristic delicate, lace-like wings that fold along its body.
The larvae are a light colour, long and crocodile like, and will camouflage themselves, usually with the remains of their prey. They are extremely fast and agile (hence my blurry photos). They are about 1 mm at the time of hatching and will grow to 8 mm.
Adult size: 15-20mm