All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Water Penny Beetle larva</strong>
Water Penny Beetle larva
Psephenus spp. / Coleoptera
June 18, 2007
The flat brown animal in this photo is a Water Penny, an aquatic beetle larva. The first time I saw one on the bottom of a rock I thought it was a piece of a dead leaf. Suddenly, the "leaf" moved slowly and I was surprised to find out it was alive!