When Larvae Attack! Juvenile Beetle Grabs Mosquito Larva Lunch | Video

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.

 

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