Rhantus suturalis 05-08-2007
Rhantus suturalis
Rhantus suturalis, head of larva

On this picture some details are visible. Most apparent are the enormous semi crescent shaped mandibles (jaws). The transparent exoskeleton has a seam, that branches at the antennae. The brain is visible, and some nerves. At the edges on the sides is a row of "spikes". The front of the head has some smaller spikes as well. The eyes consist of a group of simple eye spots (ocellae). Please notice the semi circle of small brown spots on the head: typical of the suturalis species. On the thorax are some grains of sand.

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