Bioluminescent larvae of Headlight Beetles (Pyrophorus nyctophanus) attracting flying termites and Great anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) digging termite mound, Emas National Park, Brazil
Marcio Cabral / Biosphoto
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Night Raider. For three seasons, Marcio had camped out in Brazil’s Cerrado region, on the vast treeless savannah of Emas national park, waiting to capture the termite mounds’ light display. Click beetle larvae living in the outer layers of the mounds flash their bioluminescent “headlights” to lure in prey – the flying termites. Out of the darkness ambled a giant anteater, oblivious of Marcio in his hide, and began to attack the tall, concrete-mud mound with its powerful claws to reach the termites deep inside.