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Lacewing larva

Family Chrysopidae


Lacewing (Chrysopidae) larvae are carnivorous, feeding on soft bodied insects, like aphids. They usually cover themselves with the remains of its victims or other debris as a form of camouflage to protect them from predators. This one is covered with some kind of fungus or moss.

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Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 9, 2020
Submitted on Dec 22, 2020

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