Subject: Looks like tree moss
Location: NE FL
November 12, 2013 4:17 pm
This bug is about 1/4” across and bites!
On the lower portion of one of your somewhat blurry images, it is possible to make out the mandibles of the insect that created this elaborate protective covering from debris. This is a camouflaged Lacewing Larva, and we have received numerous reports of people being bitten by Lacewings and Lacewing Larvae. Both adults and larvae are predatory and they are important natural predators of Aphids and other plant pests. Lacewing Larvae are called Aphid Wolves and Green Lacewings are sometimes called Goldeneyes.