Eye Spy - Camouflage
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Larva of a Brown Lacewing ,Hemerobius, carrying the exoskeletons of the Aphids that it has recently fed on. The larva eats the living Aphids and then deposits their skeletons on its back as a form of camouflage from predators. Eastern USA.
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