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Dustywing (Conwentzia psociformis) and an opilione

Paul Iddon

Spotted this small white fly-like thing moving slowly on the leaf of the bay laurel late on Monday night.

Turns out to be a dustywing - probably Conwetzia psociformis, looking at the wing venation. They belong t the lacewing family - Coniopterygidae, are a family of Pterygota (winged insects) of the net-winged insect order (Neuroptera).

There was also an opilione on a piece of house brick that sticks out of the soil near the recycling bins.