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Photo#136169
Strange fuzzy bug with pinchers.  He walks fast, and carries his fuzz.

Strange fuzzy bug with pinchers. He walks fast, and carries his fuzz.
Miller Place, Suffolk County, New York, USA
August 12, 2007
Size: approx. 1/4 inch
This is third one I have found on my back porch. Picture taken through wine glass. They move fast, the "fuzz" stays with them. Pinchers are used as "feelers" moving from side to side as it walks, and they can also pick up and manipulate small objects--leaves. They like to eat Pansy flowers and leaves. Pinchers are black. It uses tail end as it walks. The body may "stretch out". There are three other shots of same bug from different angles but they are separate from this one.

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Moved
Moved from Green Lacewings.

Good description!
The photo looks different than what I'm used to, but I'll bet this is a lacewing larvae. They carry all sorts of debris around. (Photos I've seen have them under the debris. Those I've seen live are debris-free and stretched-out, as you've described.)

Take a look at these: http://bugguide.net/node/view/72302/bgimage

Ah, I now see your other photos and realize I'm looking through a wine glass. That doesn't happen very often!

 
Whenever I find myself doing that
it means it's time for a refill ;-)

Very interesting image, btw. I'd always envisioned them more elongate inside their fuzzballs.

 
Strange fuzzy bug
In the first picture on the left, the bug is a little more elongated.

Sometimes it looks like the fuzz is coming loose, too.

What is btw?

Initially I tried to take pix thru babyfood jar--wine glass much clearer, but I did enjoy the joke.

 
BTW = By The Way
BTW, I probably pre-date babyfood jars, but expect to encounter them during my upcoming second childhood.

 
btw
Thanks for clarification.

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