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Large mosquito-type bug

Large mosquito-type bug
North Troy, Missisquoi River, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
May 1, 2008
Size: 2 inches long
Found during an aquatic insect and crustacean outing with the fifth and sixth grades at school. This bug has not been identified by any of us yet. Can you help? (the red on the child's hand is not blood, but magic marker)


Another one...
We just found another one of these wierd bugs in our back yard. It was red. Have you found out what it is??

As the text above states,
this is an aquatic bug and would not be found in your backyard (and would not be red). So you need to search elsewhere for your bug, maybe
or nearby??

Moved from Damselflies.

Check out Calopterygidae

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