Subject: What’s that bug
Location: Pasadena tx
December 7, 2016 7:03 pm
My son found this bug on his shirt. I just want to know what it is and if can hurt us.
Signature: William Roland

Possibly Lacewing Larva

Possibly Lacewing Larva

Dear William,
This is a predatory larval Neuropteran, probably a Lacewing larva, commonly called an Aphid Wolf.  Lacewing larvae are beneficial in the garden, but we have received several reports of folks who have been bitten, including our own editorial staff.  We know firsthand that the bite is not painful, but the itchy welt does last about a week.

Location: Pasadena, Texas

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