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Lacewing larva

Lacewing larva
San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, USA
October 6, 2019
After a week I found this larva atop the leaf I had placed in a test tube. It may have eaten its sibling.


Looks like it's after more, too...
In the foreground there appear to be more lacewing eggs (those little white blobs on the end of thin stalks), and it looks like it's heading right for them.

I have read that these larvae, AKA "aphid lions," are indeed cannibalistic, and having the eggs laid individually on the ends of stalks may cut down the infant mortality rate as they hatch.

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