Subject:  Bug found in water
Geographic location of the bug:  Choctaw Lake Ohio – man made lake
Date: 06/24/2018
Time: 03:43 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi. My grand daughter found this bug while playing in our beach area. It looks a little like a tadpole when i it swims, but, it has 6 legs like a bug. We  caught this bug in a bucket then realized it after we took the photos.  If you can tell us what kind of big this is, we would appreciate it.
How you want your letter signed:  Lori McKinley

Damselfly Naiad

Dear Lori,
This is a naiad, a general term for the aquatic larva of a flying insect.  More specifically it is a Damselfly naiadDamselflies are beneficial insects related to Dragonflies, and they are predatory in both the larval form and the winged adult.

Thank you, Daniel. I can’t wait to share this information with my granddaughter. I really appreciate you taking the time to research this. Thanks again.

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Location: Choctaw Lake, Ohio

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