Hydrometra, young larva 17-07-2005
Hydrometra stagnorum larva
Water-measurer, young larva

Carefully this young Water-measurer larva cleans its stabbing beak. The silvery surface he stands on is a decaying Water Lilly leaf. Note the relative long antenna, the curved up abdomen, the red eyes and the head which is still short. This tiny bug measures about 1.7 millimeters. Below are two more pictures of this larva with a group of aphids. On the leaf is a shallow layer of water.



Water-measurer, larva.
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larva, sucking on midge pupa.
Water-measurer, Canadian pondweed
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