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Old 12-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #1 
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What are these insects?

So the other day I was checking my duckweeds and noticed that I have these insects on top of it. At first I thought it wasn't that many, and besides it's a free live food for my betta lol. Then a few days after they're back, I don't even know where they are coming from. Can anyone tell me what they are?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #2 
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Can't really tell, but maybe some kind of mosquito? The eggs/larvae could be hiding in the duckweed and hatching every few days.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #3 
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They dont look like mosquito, they're body color is light green, i wouldnt mind them to be there if it wont harm my betta if i feed it to her
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:33 PM   #4 
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Could they be some form of mayfly?

Or water strider?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #5 
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they might just be a mayfly...I think, they'd pester me...
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #6 
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Uhm not sure how big that mayfly is
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #7 
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They're pretty small. The photo I referenced is magnified.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:25 PM   #8 
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If that duck weed is the miniture size the it might be the water strider, though im not sure how that suddenly pop out
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #9 
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I'm not sure how they'd just show up like that either. Strange...
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:41 PM   #10 
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They look like fruit flies.....kinda of.
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