If you provide a range of environments, animal and plant life will be sure to make use of it. And here it is the case as a water spider comes to hunt mosquito larvae.
A small mound of Azolla becomes an unlikely home base, to balance on so delicate a surface is an outstanding feat of agility and instinct. And it eats those bloody mosquitoes!
This same water was used to seed my truck tire ponds with beneficial microorganisms, although I can’t say what become of that spider, there are plenty more mosquitoes for him to take care of that’s for sure…
- Nature Blows My Mind! The Strange SCUBA-Diving Spider (treehugger.com)
- Mosquito playground ‘is under our window’ (timesofmalta.com)
- Letter: Fight mosquitoes organically (newsday.com)