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Anisops sardea - Backswimmer
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Anisops sardea Herrich-Schäffer, 1850
Wied il-Qlejja
6/04/11
Link: DavesGarden
Notonectidae
The backswimmer Anisops sardea is a small predatory animal species often found in temporary water pools or streams around the Maltese Islands. This species may be observed floating on the water surface until it is disturbed. It actively hunts insect larvae and has been shown to attack mosquito larvae in control studies.