waterboatman

waterboatman

Observation - waterboatman. Description: I walked across the moor carrying the fine-flour sieve on a stick I was looking for Eurycercus glacialis (as you do). I caught dozens of these little rowers. Later, through the scope and investigating the sediment, I found the transparent carapace of a

I walked across the moor carrying the fine-flour sieve on a stick
I was looking for Eurycercus glacialis (as you do). I caught dozens of these little rowers.
Later, through the scope and investigating the sediment, I found the transparent carapace of a youngster. I was much impressed by the oars which are, in fact, hairy 'claws'.
Did you know? "The boatman's mating call, generated by rubbing the penis against the abdomen, is the loudest sound, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom" Wiki.
Hear it here http://soundcloud.com/marco-pesente/corixa-punctata-sound