Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Great diving beetle larvae

These brutes are eating their way through our tadpoles. It's rather distressing to see them carrying a tadpole in their impressive jaws. Apparently they inject digestive enzymes into the tadpole with the hypodermic-like jaws and suck up the resulting soup! Gruesome but impressive beasts.

1 comment:

  1. we found some of these larve in our pond this afternoon. now I know what they are. does not sound very good for our tadpoles. thanks for your publication