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Waterfleas

Observed: 30th April 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
waterfleas3
waterfleas2
waterfleas1
Description:

these in a pond where a large amount of white bread is thrown, with plenty of wildfowl - pic 3 looks quite different, a larva? Owl midge in rushes immediately above, but I think their larvae live in mud

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

grant burleigh's picture

waterfleas

Image 3 looks like Cyclops, another small Crustacean

John Bratton's picture

Yes, the third picture is a

Yes, the third picture is a cyclopoid copepod, with two egg sacs.