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Beetle larvae

Duration: 00:52

The larvae of the great diving beetle are voracious killers. The larvae injects a mixture of digestive juices into its prey through hollow fangs. This liquifys the victims' flesh allowing the beetle larvae to feed, leaving a hollow shell of the prey.

Available since: Wed 8 Feb 2012

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Realms of the Russian Bear Green Jewel of the Caspian

1/6 This episode shows the verdant beauty of the wetlands surrounding the Caspian Sea.

First broadcast: 15 Nov 1992

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