Subject: Weird bug.
December 30, 2012 6:59 pm
Found this little guy on my sons binoculars. Grossed me out. I’ve never seen a bug like this. I asked friends and family if they’d ever seen a bug like this and they all said no. I would live to know what kind if bug was on my 6 yr olds binoculars. This was not in our house, thank goodness.
This is the larva of a Lacewing, and it is considered a beneficial predator that can help control Aphids and other garden pests. We have personal knowledge that the bite of a Lacewing Larva, while not dangerous to humans, will result in an itchy annoyance for several days.