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Aphidlion Does Lunch
Photo By Steven Franklin

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Photographer: Steven Franklin

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  • Title: Aphidlion Does Lunch
  • State/Province/Region (required): Texas
  • Country (required): United States
  • Nearest Town: Austin
  • Description: An aphidlion (aka lacewing larva) wanders around with a house of debris on its back and an aphid in its pincers, daring the photographer to try and take its meal.
  • Notes: Supposedly the larvae build these houses using the dead bodies of their prey, possibly as a form of camouflage.
  • Best Season: Spring
  • Gear: Canon Powershot S2IS with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Lens

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