Subject: Bug bites
Location: Northeast Florida
November 10, 2015 9:20 pm
I was involved in a fall festival where I came in close contact with many people from all over my city. I started getting bug bites all over my arms mostly. I checked and fumigated for both fleas and bed bugs. Never saw any sign of bed bugs but did see a flea or 2. I have a dog. As I was in bed reading, this bug crawled across my book. What is it? Could it be what is biting me? If so, how do I get rid of it?
This is the larva of a Lacewing, and because they are so effective eating Aphids in the garden, they are sometimes called Aphid Wolves or Aphid Lions. Though they do not habitually bite humans, we have gotten several reports from people being bitten by Lacewing Larvae. We do not believe they are the source of your bites.