Question: What in the world is this weird looking bug?
Answer: The creature pictured here is a green lacewing
moss as camouflage. Being a beneficial insect, lacewings feed
aphids, mealybugs and just about anything else they can capture.
"claw" is its sickle-shaped mandibles. I have attached
images of the
adult lacewing as well as the camouflaged nymph.
Nathan Riggs, Bexar County Entomologist, Texas Cooperative Extension