Cloen dipterum Mayfly nymph, Agraylea multipunctata Micro caddisfly larva and wandering snail

The last from the productive pond dip photography session. I got my best over of a few more species: Cloen dipterum Mayfly nymph. Agraylea multipunctata Micro caddisfly larva And wandering pond snail. Related posts: Great silver water beetle larva feeding on wandering pond snail Water louse, bloodworm, Rhantus suturalis diving beetle and Limnephilus rhombicus caddisfly…

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Heron and waterfall at Levens, Cumbria

Way back in November 2010 I went looking for leaping salmon at Levens in Cumbria. I glimpsed one but while there I photographed this heron standing near a waterfall. With it standing so still I tried to slow shutter speed shots. I also tried a slower shutter with the water fall. And even slower In…

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Pygmy Backswimmer Plea minutissima, Water Flea and Limnephilus caddisfly larva

A few more recent pond photos today, taken in January. This particular dip turned up the first Pygmy Backswimmers in Wat Tyler Country Park, at least that I have seen. These small 3mm bugs, also known at ‘plea bugs’ (Pleidae), have only one species in the UK Plea minutissima, referred to as Plea leachi in…

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