Guatemala jungle bug
Location: Tikal National Park, Guatemala
May 3, 2012 7:11 am
Could you help me identify this little guy? I took this photo near Tikal in Guatemala near the end of March this year. Barely visible, I just noticed his camouflage back cover moving on a tree and took a closer look.
Signature: David Creswell
This is the larva of a Lacewing and this camouflage behavior is common with many species of Lacewings. We get numerous submissions from North America as well as other parts of the world. We also just posted a photo of an adult Green Lacewing. Both larvae and adults are predatory and they feed on vast quantities of Aphids and other small insects.