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Can anyone ID this pond insect for me?

Clearing leaves out of the school pond today I found lots of these.


 Does anyone know what they are ?  I thought it may be mayfly larvae but don't think so having checked online.  Can't seem to find anything to match it when searching.

Thank you for any help.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,129

    I think it's an immature form of one of the Diving beetles, possibly Gt Diving Beetle.  They take quite a while to transmogrify in several stages from the larvae to the mature beetle.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149

    It looks like Asellus aquaticus or water hoglouse. Its a bit like an aquatic woodlouse.

  • Yeah it is a water hoglouse. They arent very pretty creatures but I just leave them. 

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