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Re: Weird Bug
> From: "Daphne Freeman" <daphne.freeman at home_com>
> Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 07:53:11 -0400
>JoAnn posted a picture of a nympth. The head and legs look the same but my
>bug's body looks like it swallowed an algae wafer. It is as wide as about
>1/2 the diameter of a penny and no "feeler" looking appendages on backend.
>Perhaps I have a nympth with an eating disorder! Or perhaps the one in the
>I don't currently have any fry.
>Thanks for the info though, it did help. He will "be leaving the building"
JoAnn's picture is of a damselfly nymph, Daphne's description sounds more
like a dragonfly nymph. Damselflies and dragonflies are closely related.
Damselflies fold their wings over their back when they land, but
dragonflies always hold their wings outspread. Both nymphs are predatory
on small aquatic insects, crustaceans and fish fry.
Paul Krombholz, in soggy central Mississippi, where we had two or three
inchs of rain today!. The frogs love it!