aquatic bug;gray to dk. brown;large eyes
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 6:03 PM
After draining the pool, found these bugs in a variety of sizes. Fast swimmers;
don’t know what they eat but will eat each other if in a small container. Don’t bite humans. Shed their “skins” at periodic stages. Seem to do well in very cool H2O. Fall is starting early. Am in the very Southern tip of Indiana…across the Ohio River is Kentucky, & not far from Illinois.
Southern tip of Indiana
These are Dragonfly Naiads, immature Dragonflies. Sorry, we can’t identify the exact species.
Hey — Thanks a million! I’d have never guessed “Dragonflies”. I’d thought it was something that blew in with the high winds from hurricane “Ike”!! Now I won’t feel so bad when we clean out the rest of the pool. I was getting ready to put some pool water in a 10 gallon aquarium, catching the bugs & trying to keep them alive over winter time!! ( I must be a lunatic! ) Thanks again,