All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This <strong>Brown Lacewing Larva</strong> was chowing down on the Oleander aphids that were chowing down on my milkweed plants. The larva is about 1/2" long, so I had to use a 6+ diopter adapter on my lens and then really crop this shot a lot! Some br...
This Brown Lacewing Larva was chowing down on the Oleander aphids that were chowing down on my milkweed plants. The larva is about 1/2" long, so I had to use a 6+ diopter adapter on my lens and then really crop this shot a lot! Some brown lacewing larvae stick small pieces of bark, lichen, or even the dried remains of their prey on their backs as a form of camouflage, they are called "trashbugs"!

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