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odd bug found in pond

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#1 Guest_CATfishTONY_*

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:42 PM

i was collecting snails for my darters to eat and found this odd bug as well.

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#2 Guest_blakemarkwell_*

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:47 PM

Looks like a dragonfly naiad (nymph) to me, perhaps belonging to the Libellulidae family commonly called the skimmers. However, I am bad at insects, wait for Nathan (Newt) or someone more familiar with aquatic invertebrates to chime in.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:11 PM

Looks like a dragonfly nymph to me, too. I'm not up on the scientific names of these guys, either, so hopefully someone else can chime in with more info.


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:02 PM

It is definitely a dragonfly nymph. I wouldn't want to venture a more precise guess without looking at it up close. There's a good key here that should cover most dragonfly species in your area; you'll need a microscope or at least a magnifying glass.

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