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Fresh water creatures (added via Android)

Observed: 13th March 2013 By: seandublinseandublin’s reputation in Invertebrates
Photo 1

Elongated worm like creature with two minute invertebrates with two legs/antennae? Need to zoom in to see the two of them.

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That looks a very sizable leech. Are Medicinal leech or horse leech possible in Ireland.

The boatmen are Notonecta and have 6 legs but 2 are very large and fringed - hence the colloquial name

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Another possibility would be brook lamprey.

Medicinal leech when googled does not occur in Ireland