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RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 18, 2005
5:10 AM

Post #1345585

What is this guy?

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



March 18, 2005
6:40 AM

Post #1345671

It is a lacewing from the Insect order Neuroptera. Possibly from the Green Lacewing family Chrysopidae. Some lacewing nymphs are known as antlions and are fierce predators, building conical holes in sand as traps for their prey.
RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 18, 2005
6:57 AM

Post #1345679

I thought it was but I remembered more wing. Great eye huh? I have been waiting for these guys to show up. So that's what ant lions are cool! How about this guy?

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bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


March 18, 2005
9:15 AM

Post #1345725

this one, looks very interesting . I will have to save, to buy a camera ,that can take those close pics
eje
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 18, 2005
4:12 PM

Post #1346264

Saw a lot of the second one or something similar when I was clearing and tilling under the winter cover crop in my community garden plot. It's a beetle, and I'd be interested in knowing if it was a pest or not. Mine, at least, are very quick to fly when disturbed. Similar to monterey's, red head, legs, and body with black elytra (The hard front wings characteristic of beetles. Had to look that one up.) About an inch long, I think.

Erik

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eje
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 18, 2005
4:24 PM

Post #1346286

I think it might be a Soldier Beetle! If so, it's a good guy.

http://www.marinrose.org/soldier.html

edited to add link

This message was edited Mar 18, 2005 9:27 AM

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