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Vlad, the impaler Spotted a second larva today, taking pride in Ferdy's new nickname for them :o) Chrysopidae,Chrysopinae,Chrysopini,Hemerobiiformia,Jane's garden,Larva,Neuroptera,Nineta,Nineta flava,nl: Gele gaasvlieg Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Haha, love it. A new meme is born.
    Also wonderful side view with the curled up body.
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Yes, this one was really going for it, holding the impaled victim up high! *lol* Posted 3 months ago
      1. Yes, clear evidence that this torture has no utility and is only for joy. Filed as evidence in my list. Posted 3 months ago
        1. Hilarious. The name is perfect. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Amazing photo! Also, that is the greatest name I've ever seen lol Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Wesley - kudos for the great nickname go to Ferdy :o)
      (see comments with this image):
      Nineta flava - Larva having lunch https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120013/nineta_flava_-_larva_close-up.html Chrysopidae,Chrysopinae,Chrysopini,Hemerobiiformia,Jane's garden,Larva,Neuroptera,Nineta,Nineta flava,nl: Gele gaasvlieg
      Posted 3 months ago
  3. Fantastic moment captured. Splendid macro photography. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Ruth - the white balance on this one was messed up, but the scene is worthwhile ;o) Posted 3 months ago

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Nineta flava (Scopoli, 1763) is one of the species of Green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) of the genus Nineta, that sports a range of on average somewhat larger species.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 10, 2021.