Subject: HELP! what’s that bug?
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
August 8, 2015 5:46 am
Hi, I was laying in bed when I noticed this small thing moving along my bed sheet. So I grabbed it with a bit of tissue and took it to the toilet where I was to dispose of it. But I was interested and wanted to know what it was so I took it out of the tissue and noticed its back was flaking off like a weak piece of bark.
It is currently winter (Augest)
I also was in the garden earlier that day.
I also moved and cleaned everything in my room.
in the third photo the bug is upside down.
Thank you for your time.
Signature: sebastian

Neuropteran Larva

Neuropteran Larva

Dear Sebastian,
This is a predatory Neuropteran larva, and we suspect it was a hitchhiker from your day in the garden.  What flaked off might have been a piece of bark or other plant detritus that the larva used for the purposes of camouflage.  You can read more about Australian Neuropterans on the Brisbane Insect site.

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