Friday, November 3, 2017

Nature's comedian

This morning, James brought me a glass cup with a tiny bit of something at the bottom. "What's this?" he asked. "It was crawling on the dining table."

I peered down at the tiny blob of dead stuff.

"OH! That's a larvae of some kind," I said. "There's one on my blog. Cool! I'm gonna get my camera."

So for half an hour or so, this debris-carrying green lacewing larva and I had a photo session on our oak table. It was TOUGH to get sharp images of that little beast, but we both did our best. Those are dead insects and other matter that the larvae stuck on itself as camouflage. 
Can you see its pincers?

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

You find the coolest stuff. Can't wait to show this post to Jake.

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