What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Sluggish insect near pond
June 13, 2010
Saw this guy on a blade of grass, near a small pond, on 4/11/2009. 1/2 inch or more, I think. Didn’t move at all. Came back later and it was gone.
Is this a lacewing?
Mountains between San Jose and Santa Cruz CA

San Francisco Lacewing

Dear Dave,
First we want to congratulate you on a wonderful photograph, and we want to acknowledge your skill with the suspected identity of this creature.  It is a Lacewing, but a species that we were totally unfamiliar with.  We quickly identified the San Francisco Lacewing, Nothochrysa californica, by matching your superior photo to the few images posted to BugGuide for this species.

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