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gerris larva 09-06-2001
Gerris species
Water strider larva

A young larva of th Water strider in top view. The millimeter sized little animal has a very short abdomen. With the following molds the abdomen grows gradually longer. There's a Water flea visible on the picture a the left middle leg. (Eudiaptomus species, it's not a true Water flea but a Copepod).

On the picture under here you see a larva with a longer abdomen. Further there's an aphid on the duck weed leaf behind and in the corner on the lower right the arms of a green Hydra, that hangs under the duck weed can be discovered.

 gerris larva 09-06-2001

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