Subject: Multiple tiny bugs wriggling like crazy in pool
Geographic location of the bug: Victoria, Australia
Time: 01:21 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello Bugman! As it’s summer we set up a blow up pool in our back yard and today as I was having a dip I saw multiple tiny little wormy bugs aggressively writhing around in the water. I started feeling slightly itchy on my back so freaked out and jumped out, but I managed to grab one of the little guys and take a photo (sorry about the quality my iPhone struggled to get a clear photo). I also have redness around where I’m itchy but I could just be paranoid and it have been a mosquito. If you could let me know what bug this is I would very much appreciate it 🙂
How you want your letter signed: Jess
This is a Mosquito Larva, commonly called a Wriggler. The female Mosquito lays her eggs in a floating raft, and the young quickly hatch and develop, molting and growing, and the exact time depends on the temperature. Controlling aquatic Mosquito Larvae is the best way to reduce the numbers of flying, and biting, Mosquitoes.