Subject: Bug found in water
Geographic location of the bug: Choctaw Lake Ohio – man made lake
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
This is a naiad, a general term for the aquatic larva of a flying insect. More specifically it is a Damselfly naiad. Damselflies 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.