Tar and Abby

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Critter Alert!!

I like to bring in hornwort from the pond. Critters come in for a spell. This is a damselfly nymph. They are the more delicate dragonfly type bugs. They are fierce predators during their time in water feeding on other insect larva, tadpoles and tiny fish. They, and the dragonfly nymphs, crawl out on plant stems and leave their outer skeletons behind.

5 comments:

Dani said...

When I saw the title, I figured Abby done got that frog and brought it in for Momma to see.

Bob said...

It's IN your house??!!??!?!

Big Shamu said...

AWESOME. Do you have some Sigourney Weaver outfits handy? Or weaponry.

froggy said...

Yes :-)
I can usually spot it when it is changing to a flying insect and I will move the container outside. If not I catch and release. If it was a dragonfly nymph I would not bring it in as they can bite!!

mistress maddie said...

That is pretty neat. but I still don't like bugs, except Lady bugs. And butterflies and Lighting bugs.