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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 889
 Date Entered 11/08/2015
 Updated on 11/08/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Fauna
 Record Type Fauna HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 29/07/2015
 Location Preston Scar
 Civil Parish Preston Under Scar
 Brit. National Grid SE 061 920
 Altitude 340m
 Geology Main Limestone
 Record Name Green Lace-Wing on rock rose, Preston Scar.
 Record Description This angel-winged insect is perhaps the most beautiful and most deceptively rapacious of all flies. The delicate lace wings remind you of spiritual beauty, but one close look at the evil glassy eyes of this creature invokes horror. This flutterer is the Banker of the Insect World, as it injects its defenceless aphid and caterpillar prey with digestive juices from horrendous mouthparts and sucks out the contents with an unsatisfiable appetite. Do not encourage this to settle on your hand for a closer view of its beautiful wings! You may need an urgent transfusion. There are reports that it disguises its own green grub like body with the dried skins of its prey.
 Image 1 ID 6417         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Green Lace-Wing on rock rose, Preston Scar.
 Image 2 ID 6418         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description This flutterer is the Banker of the Insect World, as it injects its defenceless aphid and caterpillar prey with digestive juices from horrendous mouthparts and sucks out the contents with an unsatisfiable appetite.
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