Climaciella brunnea

Climaciella brunnea is a predatory mantisfly that mimics paper wasps in the genus Polistes.

A larva of a Myrmeleon sp. antlion, uncomfortably pulled from its burrow.  Orlando, Florida, USA

A larva of a Myrmeleon sp. antlion, uncomfortably pulled from its burrow.

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit.  Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit.

Adult antlions superficially resemble damselflies, but they are actually relatives of lacewings.  Sierra Nevada mountains, California, USA

Adult antlions superficially resemble damselflies, but they are actually relatives of lacewings.

An antlion (not visible) hurls sand at an ant (Camponotus tortuganus) attempting to climb out of the trap.  Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion (not visible) hurls sand at an ant (Camponotus tortuganus) attempting to climb out of the trap.

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit.  Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae) removed from its sand pit.

Chrysopidae

Chrysopidae

The larva of a green lacewing sucks the juices from a milkweed aphid.  Urbana, Illinois, USA

The larva of a green lacewing sucks the juices from a milkweed aphid.

Lacewing larvae are sometimes referred to as "aphid lions" as they are voracious aphid predators. This one consumes a milkweed aphid.  Urbana, Illinois, USA

Lacewing larvae are sometimes referred to as "aphid lions" as they are voracious aphid predators. This one consumes a milkweed aphid.

Lacewing eggs are supported on long, silken stalks for protection against predators.  Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia

Lacewing eggs are supported on long, silken stalks for protection against predators.

Climaciella brunnea

Climaciella brunnea

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