Competition 2023 – Photography – 18 and over – Tim Jonas – (1) Glyphotaelius pellucidus

By Tim Jonas

Photographed in-situ on a leaf overhanging water, this image shows recently hatched Caddisfly larvae inside a transparent gelatinous egg sac. The larvae will drop into the water where they live as aquatic insects throughout the larval and pupal stages.
Competition: 2023 - Photography - 18 and over
Insect order: Caddisflies or sedge flies
Species: Mottled Sedge caddisfly, Glyphotaelius pellucidus
Picture taken in: United Kingdom

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