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Green Lacewing larvae in disguise



What appeared to be plant debris on a plant was actually the larvae of a Lacewing in disguise. It had various plant parts stuck on its back to disguise it from predators (including eggs on a leaf). The video shows what it looked like moving around.


Mallow plant in chaparral

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San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.01

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on May 20, 2014

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