The Green Lacewing is related to an Antlion and the Brown Lacewing. As a larvae (young insect) the The Green Lacewing feeds on ants and other little insects that it can catch. It grows to 3cm long and as larvae are 6mm long.
This Green Lacewing was found on an Aibika plant cleaning its antennae. I caught it by holding my hand up in front of it when it was flying, and then it just grabbed onto my hand. Green Lacewings beat their wings in a similar way to Dragonflies. Most insects flap with both pairs of wings at the same time like a butterfly, but other insects like the Dragonfly and Lacewings beat their wings independently of each other.
On Dragonflies and Damselflies it makes them very fast, but with Lacewings they seem to be very slow, lazy fliers! They’re probably eating too much!