I was sitting in my garden in north London last Sunday and saw an unusual insect that fascinated me but cannot find. When I described it to colleagues they thought I was mad and making it up so please help.
It had an ant-like body but had large 'mouse-like shaped ears. The 'ears' were like wings. Transparent but with black dots, and it had a red nose. It would crawl a bit then move these ear-like wings up and down in a really smooth, almost scanning like motion. I'd say it was about 1cm in length maybe a bit longer. It was the movement of the wings/ears that was most fascinating. Seemed almost clockwork in its movement.