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engelstine
New Haven, IN

August 1, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9226250

insect 6 legs pinchers, black with yellow belly,smaller than a grain of rice. Attached to sons hand with pinchers. Any ideas?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

August 1, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9226379

This is a larva of a lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae); general predators on other small arthropods such as aphids and caterpillars, and thus usually considered beneficial. For unknown reasons, they will 'sample' human skin should they encounter it, but their bite is harmless.
engelstine
New Haven, IN

August 1, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9226443

Thanks. We weren't and it bite our 9month old. Glad it's harmless

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