Submitted by Peter Smith on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 21:16

    Is it a larva of some kind?  With jaws like that I'm glad it's only 4mm long!

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    Submitted by David Gould on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 21:23

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    Yes, it's a lacewing larva. They decorate their backs with the husks of their victims as a form of camouflage.

    Submitted by David Gould on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 22:23

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    The larvae are often well marked so I'm sure it would be possible to make some progress though I don't know how hard it would be to get to species. I don't have any references for the larvae but there is a UK recording scheme where you might be able to find out more: http://lacewings.myspecies.info/