When Larvae Attack! Juvenile Beetle Grabs Mosquito Larva Lunch | Video
By Steve Spaleta |
Swimming just below the water’s surface, a Sunburst diving beetle larva (Thermonectus marmoratus) locates its target by visually "scanning” it with up-and-down head movements. The beetle larva's attacks swiftly, clamping down with powerful mandibles and then draining the fluids from its prey.