Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: The Last Thing Many Aquatic Insects Ever See

If you’re a small, aquatic insect, fish, or tadpole, this image should make you fear for your life:

Dragonfly nymph

Dragonfly nymphs are pretty ferocious, so I imagine that something like this is the last thing many small aquatics ever see, right before that mouthpart snaps out, grabs them, and eats them…

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6 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: The Last Thing Many Aquatic Insects Ever See

  1. Amazing! I took an aquatic invert ecology class once…I remember looking at these guys under the microscope, and keying them out according to their nasty-looking mouthparts.

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