12. Backswimmer’s pond

The 12th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Backswimmer’s pond”.

Backswimmers (Notonecta sp.) are powerful predators in the aquatic ecosystems. The common name is due to its special way of swimming, always upside down. They usually live in fresh water ponds or lakes, where they feed on any prey they are able to catch, from small aquatic invertebrates to tadpoles or even young fish. They are included in the order of Hemipterans and their mouthparts are transformed into a stylet for sucking the internal fluids of its prey.

This is the 12th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.

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