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Old Aug 6, 2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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A larva of Chrysoperla with his prey on a blossom of Tanacetum vulgare.

I hope you will enjoy the picture.

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Old Aug 6, 2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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Excellent shot. The lacewing larva looks a lot like the antlion larva.
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 11:15 AM   #3
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Clint,

thanks a lot.

I think the similar appearance is a result of their similar predatory living and prey.

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Apparently there are green and brown lacewings. The only reason I know about these is because my girlfriend said ouch, that piece of dirt bit me. Being curious I took a twig and put the "piece of dirt" under my super magnifier and slowly removed the debris. The little creature looked scary, big pinches and rows of curly "hairs" that collected debris. About a year later we visited the botanical gardens where I learned it was a trash bug.

I have only seen lacewings with green wings which is what you captured and apparently the trash bug is a brown winged variety which I have not seen.

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