Whatever this is, I'm sure it's not usually found here. But an ID would make my day!
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Old Today, 03:05 AM   #1
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Whatever this is, I'm sure it's not usually found here. But an ID would make my day!


I live in Missouri, and I have collected some plants over the summer, no more that what can fit in a mason jar on my sill.


While eying it up earlier today, I came across this little fellow.

http://imgur.com/a/BfH6R?desktop=1

He has since been removed, but I am quite curious as to what he might be.

This creature (or an egg) survived my bleach dip, (Him and a bunch of snails actually) is probably about 1/8" long, and quite yellow. When pestered he rolls up like a pill bug.

Is he a nasty water bug? Or a pupa of something that flies? I'm quite at home with keeping a waterbound pet, but I'm not ready for something that flies.

If nobody knows what it is, I'll probably keep it around, but install a top on the jar.
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Except for the abdominal "spines" being much much longer than I'm used to seeing, it looks a lot like a dobsonfly larvae.
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It will eventually fly. Almost any critter you find in water that is big enough to see easilly(larger than say water fleas which are the size of a grain of black pepper)is usually the larve of some type of flying bug.
In fact the only exception to this that I know of is the scud. With that one what you see is it. It's a fully adult shape and only larger or smaller by age/species of them.
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