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    Thread: What bit my wife?

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      What bit my wife?

      Figured this was the best place to ask for bug identification but I apologize if itís not. In any case the other day we were in the yard near my pond and my wife got bit by something. She swatted it off and it landed on her a second time and bit again. It left nice sized marks and hurt a lot. Pic attached of what she says bit her. Any ideas what it might be?




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      It’s 2019 let it decide what it wants to be!!!

      All kidding aside it looks like some type of water bug is my guess.

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      Could it be this creature? It appears to have no wings for a 2nd attack.

      This appears to be a dragonfly larva.

      They live just below the surface in your pond.

      Wasps, as we call them this side of the pond bite, not sting.

      The bite is very painful and appears to leave a toxin to remind you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      Could it be this creature? It appears to have no wings for a 2nd attack.

      This appears to be a dragonfly larva.

      Wasps, as we call them this side of the pond bite, not sting.

      The bite is very painful and appears to leave a toxin to remind you.

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      It just happened to land on another part of her when she pushed it off (unlucky for her). I was thinking it couldíve been dragonfly larva as well.


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      This is an example of a dragonfly nymph
      https://images.app.goo.gl/Bq7gvHUPDh9mj29s5
      With big round eyes. I initially thought dragonfly larvae as well

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      Now you got me interested in dragonflies

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      I asked myself this when I was with my ex ..."What bit my wife?"

      It turned out to be the neighbor!

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      Dragonfly nymphs that live in my part of the world are 100% aquatic and don't fly.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DragonFireSG View Post
      Dragonfly nymphs that live in my part of the world are 100% aquatic and don't fly.
      I donít know how it got onto her so not flying might be okay as it couldíve crawled on. Being 100% aquatic could pose a problem since she wasnít swimming in the pond . I thought however that they became less than 100% aquatic as they approached maturity?


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      They do crawl out of the water to pupate. Pretty sure they cannot fly until they become actual dragonflies.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
      I asked myself this when I was with my ex ..."What bit my wife?"

      It turned out to be the neighbor!
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      In the pond?

      Was she a nymph?
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      Here is another evil one. Horsefly larvae. Bites like a snake and hurts like heck.

      I thought I was saving a caterpillar.
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      looks like a Lacewing species

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