Moving Moss…Can you identify this Bug?
February 15, 2010
My son and I found two of these bugs in our back yard in Central Florida. At first they appeared to be small patches of moss, but then they started moving. When touched they would ball up. They have multiple legs with two pincher looking arms at the head. I do have some video of the two if you would like. They really are greyish looking with some brown spots that look like very much like sand or bark.
Winter Park, FL
We received two letters today, both from Florida, requesting that we identify this Debris Carrying Green Lacewing Larva. The larva carries debris as both camouflage and protection. You can see a photo on BugGuide with the larva showing.