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Lacewing Larva


A brown and reddish Lacewing larva, the kind that hunts without camouflage. Extremely long mandibles and wrinkled integument. About 8 mm in length. These are voracious predators, and is probably the larva of a Brown Lacewing. Family Chrysopidae. See also this spotting of a tiny lacewing larva with it's trash packet for camouflage. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/20....


Surprisingly, this was walking on a wall below a light at night. Good place to hunt but very exposed and not a normal place to see them. Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 7, 2019
Submitted on Jul 10, 2019

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