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Green Lacewing Larva (Aphid Lion) With Aphids

Photo of a green lacewing larva eating aphids

Green lacewing larvae are long, flattened, segmented, and lizard-like, with six legs and sickle-shaped mouthparts. "Aphid lions" are insatiable predators of aphids, grasping them with grooved, caliper-shaped jaws, lifting them in the air, and letting the aphid's fluids drain into the aphid lion's mouth.

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