Sherrie S
Sherrie S
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  • Debary, FL
Asked on Jun 10, 2013

Bug - What is It

Sherrie SFenya KashergenDouglas Hunt
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I've seen several of these around my pond so I would like to know what it is.
Just another bug at the pond.  Not afraid of people.
Just another bug at the pond. Not afraid of people.
6 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 11, 2013

    I am far from a bug ID expert, but, based on the shape and the proximity to your pond, I would guess some kind of skimmer.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jun 11, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt I decided to work a little and found the bug at whatsthatbug.com. It is a water scorpion & it delivers a painful bite. Hmmm, my friend was lucky as it didn't bite him.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 11, 2013

    Ouch! And to think I thought he looked like a harmless chap.

  • Fenya Kashergen
    on Jun 4, 2014

    a water strider. Leave it be. It eats mosquito and other harmful insects. It can deliver a painful bite. I love to watch them walk on water.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jun 4, 2014

    I haven't seen one in awhile but if they eat mosquito larvae I'm happy with them.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jun 23, 2014

    I saw the bug walking on water and saw my little lizard catch and eat it. I wondered why the lizards were on the stone around the pond @Fenya Kashergen.

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