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swimming pool creature

swimming pool creature
Dallas, TX, Dallas County, Texas, USA
June 15, 2009
This bug was found swimming in an abandoned swimming pool. There were many of them. When I tried to pick it up it squeaked loudly and pinched me VERY HARD! It was somewhat translucent. Its 6 legs were directly below its head. The rest of the body was soft, translucent and moved quickly.


Moved from ID Request.

Water Scavenger Beetle Larva
Family Hydrophilidae, some are predaceous and others feed on decaying plant and animal matter, which is why you'd find it in an abandoned pool.

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