Larva of a green lacewing

7246.       Never seen these bugs before. They are very small 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length and they bite. They are all over our outdoor plants. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

Number 7246. 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. Green Lacewing Detailed Information