Rhantus suturalis, larva 2nd instar 05-08-22007
Rhantus suturalis
young larva
Above and left: a second instar Rhantus suturalis larva, which means it has moulted once. Resting on a waterplant it takes in air from above the surface with the hind tip of it's abdomen. This larva has a brown spot behind the neck shield on the right, which can also be seen on the picture at left. Maybe this is a bite wound, caused by a brother or sister in an attempt to eat this larva.

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