Monday, 5 May 2014

Ellychnia hatchi larvae – swimming!

Our 'frog pond' is truly a vernal pond and dries up over the summer. These critters have a short shelf life!

Vernal pond larvae from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
 This is what they look like after they emerge from the water.

They were swimming, wrapped in a package of debris! They build their own house and live here.
It's hilarious to watch.
My Kaufman Guide


Red said...

In a good pond there's lots of life. I used to e kids to bring a sample of pond water and then put it under a microscope.

William Kendall said...

Fascinating critters!

Cloudia said...

The evening's sounds must be marvelously loud!

ALOHA from Honolulu

=^..^= <3

Kay said...

Oh dear... It's a hard and short life they lead.

eileeninmd said...

Something new to me, interesting video..Have a great day!

Roan said...

Enjoyed the video. Strange little critters.

Naquillity said...

you share the most exciting videos... truly enjoyed watching this one. sad it has a short life span... hope all is well.