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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&#039;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. <br />
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Their common name is due to their superficial resemblance to scorpions.<br />
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Habitat: Collected in a pond and photographed in a home aquarium<br />
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Habitat: Collected in a pond and photographed in a home aquarium<br />
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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

Waterscorpion - Ranatra sp. Their common name is due to their superficial resemblance to scorpions.<br />
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Habitat: Collected in a pond and photographed in a home aquarium<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107589/waterscorpion_with_dragonfly_nymph_in_the_background-_ranatra_sp.html Geotagged,Ranatra,Summer,United States,waterscorpion

    comments (4)

  1. This is a badass photo!! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! It’s fascinating how most of the aquatic insects stay so still most of the time, perhaps to conserve energy and blend in. But, when they move, they are so fast. Posted one month ago
  2. That gloomy background is pure cinema, nice! And the subject itself, what the freaking freak weird. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! I’m going to try to put sand in my aquarium this year to see if any dragonfly larvae will try to bury themselves. Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Jan 21, 2021. Captured Jul 3, 2020 01:04 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm