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

One of the ladies at Tremont found this fuzzy white <strong>Lacewing larva</strong> (a.k.a. "trashbug") during a nature awareness class. These larvae camouflage themselves by attaching bits of lichen or even the skins of their prey on their backs. This...
One of the ladies at Tremont found this fuzzy white Lacewing larva (a.k.a. "trashbug") during a nature awareness class. These larvae camouflage themselves by attaching bits of lichen or even the skins of their prey on their backs. This one may have dead Hemlock Wooly Adelgids attached to it. I've seen these insects crawling about among other white aphids, well camouflaged (with the skins of dead aphids) and able to eat their fill. Talk about a "wolf in sheep's clothing!"

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