New species of diving wasp in Japan.. of course it's named *Microgaster godzilla*

This wasp dives underwater to attack moth larvae.

In recent years there have been a few new discoveries of normally terrestrial or arboreal arthropods that are somewhat amphibious, such as Scolopendra cataracta, a large centipede from Laos that swims to escape danger (and maybe hunts underwater).

And, of course, the Diving Bell Spider, Argyroneta aquatica, is a well known spider that crosses the air/water boundary.

Anyone have any other interesting arthropods (insect type, not crustacean type - eg: crabs, shrimp, etc) that make that land/water transition as adults?


Microgaster godzilla - https://www.science20.com/news_staff/microgaster_godzilla_new_species_of_wasp_dives_underwater_to_attack_a_caterpillar_host_video-251563

Scolopendra cataracta - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/06/amphibious-centipede-discovered-laos-scolopendra-cataracta-new-species/

Argyroneta aquatica - https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Argyroneta_aquatica/

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Hi @earthknight. Please include prompts for discussion when posting links to outside resources ;)

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Shall I add something to what I wrote?

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That would work. Thanks!

Interesting video, and interesting life history of the moth as well, thanks for posting

Added.

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Is this now a new rule? What if I just come across an interesting article/documentary and just wanted to share it?

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Yes, relatively new. We’ve decided that the Forum is for discussion. There’s plenty of social sites which function as places you can just aggregate links to outside content.

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fair.