Pond beetle and larva

Pond beetle and larva

Observation - Pond beetle and larva - UK and Ireland. Description: A beetle and larva, both found near the edge of a container pond. The larvae are 5-8mm long, very numerous, and were consuming dead insects floating on the surface. The beetle was ~5mm long and docile.

A beetle and larva, both found near the edge of a container pond. The larvae are 5-8mm long, very numerous, and were consuming dead insects floating on the surface. The beetle was ~5mm long and docile.