WATER BEETLE WITH PARASITE

WATER BEETLE WITH PARASITE

Observation - WATER BEETLE WITH PARASITE - UK and Ireland. Description: A small water beetle I observed to be behaving iratically in fast flowing gravelly water.It seemed to be rubbing itself of rocks in an attempt to dislodge the leechlike parasite attached to its head.

A small water beetle I observed to be behaving iratically in fast flowing gravelly water.It seemed to be rubbing itself of rocks in an attempt to dislodge the leechlike parasite attached to its head.