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Pond life

Observed: 20th August 2013 By: Bev
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Small aquatic, long tail, 2 pairs of legs at front, dark colour, could possibly be eyes at front of head.

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My guess is

Larvae of one of the Odonata.
There is a guide at
By one of this site's regular contributors. Assuming I'm right, he'll probably offer a species; or you could have a go yourself.
(The site unfortunately doesn't like Firefox, so I have to abandon my favourite browser to visit it.)

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Hi Chris and thanks. We do get Red Damselflies around the pond. I'm not sure if they are large or small, but it is likely to be them. Bev.