Plea minutissima
Pygmy backswimmer, LARVA

Plea minutissima, larva

A picture of a larva of the Pygmy backswimmer, made by Jaap Cost Budde. In fact bugs don't have real larvae, they hatch as creatures very much like the adult insect. But the larvae still don't have wings, only small stumps as is clearly visible here. I've been looking for Pygmy backswimmers larvae in vain for many years, so I was happy with this picture. Thanks Jaap!

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All pictures on this site have been made by G.H. Visser (Aadorp, Holland), unless otherwise mentioned. Author of the picture on this page is Jaap Cost Budde, Holland. All rights remain with the author. All photo's may not be used for other then strictly private uses. In case you want to use them for purposes including third parties, you MUST request permission, by e-mailing the author. I encourage especially those wanting to use the pictures for nature-expositions or other educative targets.
© G.H. Visser 24-08-2010

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