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Eye Spy - Camouflage

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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Lacewing larva carring exoskeletons
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.

Filename: 506219.JPG
From gallery: Eye Spy - Camouflage
Photographer: Gerry Bishop
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 25 Jun 2006
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Credit: Gerry Bishop/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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