Drama At The Moth Light.

When mothing, small moths inevitably get trodden underfoot, and the sugar ants are always ready to collect the dead bodies. On this occasion however, a live diving beetle, Eretes australis was seen to be under sustained attack. It flipped around in a vain attempt to escape the ant that was biting off its legs, but was finally unable to further resist. Thanks @InvertoPhiles for the id!

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