14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Lacewing Larvae with a Large Collection of Debris on its Back

This is a green lacewing larvae. Found in Oregon, it is seen with a collection of debris on its back. Possibly to help keep off predators?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Forest Grove, Oregon, United States of America
Copyright: © Joshua Coleman