Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Species identified

Thanks to Jeremy at the garden pond blog for identifying some of the creatures in our ponds this Spring...

The damselfly larva at the bottom of the picture is a large red damselfly, of which there are many at Frog End. The individual at the top is either a blue-tailed or an azure damselfly (though I haven't observed the latter mating here so I think it's more likely to be a blue-tailed)

This is a phantom midge larva (family Chaoboridae):

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