Corixa species,hind lobes
Corixa species
Corixa, hind lobes

These are a Corixa species "hind lobes". They help the insect keeping the air in between the front wings and the body. De hairs are greasy and prevent the intrusion of water in the air bubble. The open space between the lobes helps ejecting the excrements of the animal directly into the water

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