what just bit me?
Location: south florida
March 27, 2011 8:46 pm
i just put on a shirt and right after i felt something bite me on my shoulder, a few seconds later i felt it again so i took off my shirt and inside i found this little guy. i’ve never seen a bug like this- what is it.
This is the Larva of a Lacewing that looks exactly like this image on BugGuide. Both adult and larval Lacewings are important predators, consuming vast quantities of Aphids. Perhaps you picked up this Lacewing Larva in the garden. We have gotten several reports over the years of people being bitten by Lacewing Larvae, but they are perfectly harmless.