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Post  LeeAnne12 on 5/25/2012, 8:11 pm

I have no idea what this is, but if someone could please help me, I would appreciate it...especially if I could get an answer before dark. I don't want to leave a bad bug in my garden overnight. Anyway, here's a photo of it.

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Re: Good, bad?, and just plain ugly Help!

Post  Daniel9999 on 5/25/2012, 9:01 pm

I was gonna say it was a lady bug larvae...but are those large pincer like mandibles on the front? The picture is kind of fuzzy.

If those are pincer like mandibles its a lacewing larvae.....which is a beneficial predatory insect and no cause for concern.



http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/hort/news/hortmatt/2003/19hrt0311.htm

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Post  LeeAnne12 on 5/25/2012, 9:36 pm

That's what it is! I have a book and the book showed it a different color! I watched it and it was stalking around like a predator rather than hanging out in one spot. I have a lot of lacewing eggs, so maybe they'll keep the aphids under control. Thanks so much for your reply!:-)

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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/25/2012, 11:59 pm

Go Lacewings and their larvae!

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