University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

Mystery Bug Answers


Mystery Picture #11

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CARPENTER ANT A thin waist and elbowed antennae are part of the makeup of these industrious insects. This particular one would be right at home with a saw, hammer, and nails at least according to its common name. While most of this group lives underground- the ones in the picture live in wood.


GREEN LACEWING There are many fine veins in the two clear pairs of wings on these helpful insects. The adult and immature stages feed on soft-bodied insects such as aphids. The immature stages are sometimes called aphid lions.

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