Subject: Yellow and black/gray bug
Location: Hemet CA
November 11, 2016 11:34 pm
I was at the park with my children in Hemet, CA. While waiting for them to play I was ‘bitten’ by this type of bug several times. No one I asked could identify it. Everyone says earwig, but the pinchers are on the head and not the tail.
This is the larva of a Lacewing, commonly called an Aphid Wolf. We have received numerous reports from people who have been bitten by both larval Lacewings and adults, and our editorial staff is fully aware that the itchy welt produced by the bite will last as long as a week.
Thank you. I couldn’t find it anywhere else. I’m 7 months pregnant and wanted to be sure it wasn’t going to harm the baby.