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Larvae in my pond

Hi - just spotted lots of these swimming about in my pond amongst my tadpoles but I've no idea whether I should be concerned.  They're tiny and move really quickly.  Can anyone identify them for me?


Although they look very like teeny tiny tadpoles, close up they have little bits sticking out all along their sides.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,126

    I think it's mosquito larvae - with any luck the tadpoles will eat most of them. 


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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    mosquito larvae, and if the tadpoles don't eat them all once they emerge as adults they'll be eating you!

  • Gillian53Gillian53 Posts: 112
    Then the birds and bats will have 'em.
  • Harry 7Harry 7 Posts: 1

    Mosquito larvae

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