Subject: Unidentified ugly water bug
Geographic location of the bug: In Wakomata Lake, Ontario
Time: 01:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello!
I was fishing in Wakomata Lake and retrieved a cast and found this bug attached to my lure!! I would love to know what it is! There’s been great debate amongst my family. I’ve been researching and the closest i found that it Might be is a hellgrammite??
How you want your letter signed: Deanna Sanders
It is easy to confuse aquatic larvae. This is not a Hellgrammite. It is a Dragonfly naiad, the immature predatory nymph of a Dragonfly. Perhaps it mistook your lure for a minnow.
THAT is crazy!!
thank you so much for your feedback… we had quite a chat about it amongst ourselves. “Predatory”!!!!
Enjoy your day!!