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need a bug ID

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by laurie sullivan, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. i found this bush (not sure what it is) and was watching the bee's and this little monster showed up. i have no clue what it is. kind of mean looking. any idea? thanks for looking.


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  2. Hi Laurie!

    The bush is a Viburnum and your monster is the larva of a lace wing, a very ferocious but beneficial monster because it feeds on all sorts of plant pests (mealybugs, aphids, etc.).
    Its mandibles ("jaws") are large enough, though, to bite people :smile:.

  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice shots

    Thanks again Harry
  4. I was going to suggest Harry weigh in but I was too late. Nice images!
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