Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scary Looking Creature - Owlfly Larva

This very interesting insect is a voracious predator and therefore beneficial. At this stage of its life it hides out in the bark of trees and under rocks. Its adult form is completely different looking. I think the larva is very impressive with those huge spiked mandibles.
Link to more about the owlfly and picture of the adult. Wikipedia site.

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