Subject: Centipede baby?
September 25, 2016 4:29 am
I found this little guy crawling up my leg I live in Reno NV
Signature: Miss mack
Dear Miss Mack,
This is the predatory larva of a harmless Snakefly, and this image from BugGuide is a nice comparison. According to BugGuide: “Both larvae and adults are predatory, though they are capable of catching and killing only small and weak prey. Snakefly larvae feed on eggs and larvae of various insects, as well as adults of minute arthropods (e.g. mites, springtails, barklice, and homopterans). Adults typically prefer aphids but may eat a wide variety of arthropods. Adults take efforts to clean themselves after feeding.”