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Lacewing larvae

Chrysopidae

Notes:

This... well... critter apeared when I was photographing today. All I could see initially was a white blurr sliding fast across the leaf. Looking closely, I saw that it was a tiny insect carrying a huge (for its size) pile of debris in his back. There were all kinds of things on the pile, including some dead insects, hanging from its side. It was very hard to see the carrier bellow that filt, but it looked like a larva, flat and translucent. I never saw or heard of anything like this, and the photos aren't as good as I'd like, but I hope someone can tell me what the hell is this! And there is a video too!

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Lacewing larvae
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10 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Thank you for the ID, Curator of Good

Chicquita
Chicquita 12 years ago

I am waiting :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Chicquita, you mean the orange one that apears in the pictures? Yes, I photographed it, it is a ladybug's pupa. I'll post it later.

Chicquita
Chicquita 12 years ago

Did you take pictures of the second bug? If you didn't, grab your camera quick :)

KarenL
KarenL 12 years ago

The video is hilarious - just like me with my arms full of groceries so I can't see where I am going!
What is the other organism sharing the leaf Sergio?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

ChicquitaRajawali and IsmaelChavesAguilar, thank you. Nice to see an insect that cleans the table after eating. Very polite... :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 12 years ago

It is a habit of lacewings larvae, collecting their dead food. A true hoarder :) :) :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Did you watch the video, Karen? It is funny!

KarenL
KarenL 12 years ago

Amazing! Like a little refuse collector!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 21, 2011
Submitted on Dec 21, 2011

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