Larva of a green lacewing

6621.    This bug did bite me. This is the second time I’ve been bitten by a bug like this? Please help me identify this thing. St catharines, Ontario. Canada


Number 6621. This is a larva of a green lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). These are general predators on small soft-bodied invertebrates, mainly aphids and small caterpillars. For reasons unknown, they sometimes will ‘sample’ human skin when they encounter it, but their bite is harmless. Click here for more detailed information.