Waterscorpion (with Dragonfly Nymph in the Background)- Ranatra sp.
The more time I spend watching aquatic insects, the more it amazes me that any of them can survive long enough to reproduce. It's a brutal environment in which it seems that someone is always trying to eat you! This photo shows 2 aquatic predators - the waterscorpion and the blurred outline of a dragonfly nymph in the background.
Their common name is due to their superficial resemblance to scorpions.
Habitat: Collected in a pond and photographed in a home aquarium
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