Odd Texas buggy
Location: Keller, Texas…on the sidewalk
May 13, 2011 4:54 pm
Absolutely no idea what this little weirdo is. Looks like he’s got pieces of dead ants on his back. I figured just sending a letter for this one would be a lot easier than looking through the entire website. 😉 This is the second time I’ve ever seen one of these, the first time being several years ago.
Signature: confused insect fan
Dear confused insect fan,
This is the Larva of a Lacewing. They often carry the debris of their prey on their backs as a means of camouflage or protection. We love that you took one photo from the bottom, showing the insect more clearly.