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Old 06-17-2012   #1
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I was watching some ants and gnats eating on some sap coming out of an oak tree in my front yard when I saw this piece of "lichen" moving around.
Turns out it is a Green Lacewing Debris-Carrying Larvae. See the 2nd pic below to see the insect under all the "camouflage".


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I am holding it between my fingers in this pic


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I don't know if you've heard of ProjectNoah.com but it's a nature site put together by NatGeo and people go on and post cool stuff like your guy you shot here and sometimes the unusual become the pic of the day. Worth a shot - no prizes but I've learned a lot and love to share my own work on there. Project Noah
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Good ones- yes the early instars of lacewings do this- they seem to stop when they get bigger.
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I don't know if you've heard of ProjectNoah.com but it's a nature site put together by NatGeo and people go on and post cool stuff like your guy you shot here and sometimes the unusual become the pic of the day. Worth a shot - no prizes but I've learned a lot and love to share my own work on there. Project Noah
Thanks and I will look up the site.


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Good ones- yes the early instars of lacewings do this- they seem to stop when they get bigger.
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Thanks Brian. After I researched this, I do remember seeing these larvae without the "debris".
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Nice find DW.

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Great find and nice shots.
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Thanks for the info!


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