Photos / Sounds

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Observer

simongrove

Date

March 28, 2014 07:44 PM AEDT

Description

Larva of a nymphid lacewing Osmylops species. Identification thanks to Tim New. This larva turned up in some leaf-litter during a search for spiders as part of our Bush Blitz of Flinders Island in March 2014. Although tiny, it would eventually grown into quite a monster, and with those jaws would be a formidable predator of ants, though it's not a true ant-lion in the strict sense of the word.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bee Flies Family Bombyliidae

Observer

flecksy

Date

October 8, 2011 08:17 AM CDT

Description

About 16mm body length.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

flecksy

Date

February 8, 2009 11:46 AM CST

Description

About 4cm long.