Subtle Lacewing

Green Lacewing (Chrysopa sp.)

Green Lacewing (Chrysopa sp.)

I have often appreciated the work of photographers in the tropics when they post images of well-camouflaged bugs, almost invisible against the surface they are resting on. So this year I have paid special attention to tree-trunks and other moss or lichen covered surfaces to see if I could find any Albertan examples of this. I know there are some moths that do this well, but so far I have only come across this lacewing, not camouflaged exactly, but with its slim body and transparent netted wings, difficult to see on the mottled grey-green trunk of a trembling aspen.

Much more visible in profile view

Much more visible in profile view

(Photographed May 9, 2015 in the river valley, Edmonton.)

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One Comment

  1. Gary Anweiler 23 May, 2015 at 10:07 AM #

    Nice Adrian ! Keep them coming


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