Location: Eastern, North Carolina
October 19, 2010 6:46 pm
High bugman, believe it or not I got bitten by this little fellow, or at least one of his brethren a couple of times. I saw this one about a week later and took this picture with my phone, I have no idea what it is, I hope this picture is clear enough.
Signature: Once Bitten
Dear Once Bitten,
Though you have been bitten by a Lacewing Larva, you did not indicate if it was painful or if there was any sort of reaction, which we cannot imagine. The larvae of Lacewings are predatory insects sometimes called Aphid Wolves and they are very beneficial in the garden. Yours is not the first report we have received of a person getting bitten, but we should stress that this creature is perfectly harmless to humans and pets.