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Pond dipping with Richmond Beaver Scouts

Friday, July 10th 2009

Richmond Beaver Scouts did some pond-dipping in the scrapes at Foxglove yesterday evening.

Richmond Beaver Scouts

Amongst the catch was a Water Scorpion nymph (Nepa cinera). These water bugs are around 20mm long and mainly crawl around on the banks of ponds or sit near the surface on plants with the tip of its breathing tube in the air. The forelegs are powerful grasping legs that close about its prey. Water boatmen, damselfly larvae, sticklebacks and pond snails were also found.


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