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Lacewing Larva

Chrysopa sp

Description:

About 3 mm long, has specks of flaky material on its back. Had a small head. No distinctive features apparent except legs - seen in all three pics. Pic #2 shows bristly tail

Habitat:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopidae...

Notes:

Found this on an agapanthus leaf. The larva was aware of me or movement near it. It turned around 360 degrees on the one spot and moved-crab like from side to side. It appeared to be searching for shade and settled under shade of another leaf.

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 7, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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