Subject: aquatic nymph as prey?
Location: Alexandria, VA
July 30, 2016 5:18 pm
Hi, I observed and photographed a Green Heron capture what I think might be a dragonfly naiad or some other aquatic nymph today at Huntley Meadows in Alexandria, Virginia. I wouldn’t expect a species ID, but do you think this is even an insect? I can’t think of another possibility…. Thanks!
What marvelous images you have submitted. This larva appears to be a Water Tiger, the predatory, aquatic larva of a Predaceous Diving Beetle in the genus Dytiscus. This posting is a marvelous addition to our Food Chain tag.