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Aphid Lion

Chrysopidae

Description:

Looks like a ball of fluffy trash. Has long bristles on its sides that collect debris.

Habitat:

Found on a squash leaf in my vegetable garden.

Notes:

The larval stage of the green lacewing. Feeds on aphids. Debris provides camouflage from birds.

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4 Comments

tomato.glasgow
tomato.glasgow a month ago

awesome find

tomk3886
tomk3886 a month ago

Thanks for the comments. I've seen other individuals of this species and pics on the internet. My question is how do the select their camouflage so they all look alike? And what is it?

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Fantastic!!

Jae
Jae a month ago

Cool spotting, tomk3886!

tomk3886
Spotted by
tomk3886

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Spotted on Nov 12, 2020
Submitted on Nov 26, 2020

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