18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Modus Operandi

An Epomis beetle larva attacks the throat of a Cricket Frog (Fejervarya Sp.)with its hook-like mandibles in Madhya Pradesh, India. The larvae lure their victims, mostly amphibians, by appearing as a helpless prey and then attack the throat of the predator with their curved, hook-like mandibles. They clamp down and begin their feast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Mandla, India
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Arkaprava Ghosh