Lacewing larva

Lacewing larva

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Credit: JACK K. CLARK/AGSTOCKUSA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comanche lacewing larva. Macrophotograph of a comanche lacewing (Chrysoperla comanche) larva feeding on an aphid (Aphis sp.). This carnivorous larva is often used as a biological control agent in agriculture, as it effectively reduces the unwanted aphid populations that infest many types of crops. Magnification: x6 at 35mm size.

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