Great diving beetle larvae (Dytiscus marginalis)

Great diving beetle

Amazing what you can find cleaning the pond, we found this Great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) larvae loitering with intent, probably been scoffing its way through our tadpoles.  There you go, pond dipping, not just for kids.

Caddis fly larvae

Caddis fly larvae

Pond critters, Caddis fly larvae I noticed a couple of these Caddis fly larvae walking about in the pond the other day so just had to get them on camera.  They’re fascinating little creatures to watch, nipping off bits of vegetation and sticking it all together to make this conical home for themselves.