The way the two pairs of wings posessed by lacewing beat as it flies shows how it could have been
mistaken for a fairy. In days when people actually though fairies were real, they had a reputation
far more sinister than what they have today. It was believed that they would enter houses at night
and steal male children. In the middle ages boys were often dressed like girls when they went to
bed in hopes that this would fool the fairies into thinking they were girls so they wouldn't bother.
Despite their delicate appearance, lacewings could likewise seem sinister, if you were one of the small
insects that the prey upon!
In this case an insufficient amount of mountant was used which led to poor penetration of the mountant
into the specimen and poor preservation of its tissues.