6409. I have lived in Ontario, all my life, and have never seen this type of Insect creature before! It was approximately 2.5 -3 inches in length, and about 1 inch in girth. Could you please Identify? I was in Peterborough last week(18-21 June 2019) and it was around my friends pool during the day. It was able to fly but only a short distance (20 ft or so each time we approached and nudged it away from our dogs. It did not make any sounds). Please get back to me with your prognosis at your convenience! Thanking you in advance. Central Eastern Ontario, Trenton, Ontario. Canada


Number 6409. This is a fishfly (Megaloptera: Corydalidae; Chauliodes sp.). Their larvae, called hellgrammites, are aquatic predators on other small life forms. Click Here for more detailed information

Dragonfly nymph

6397  Found at Shubenacabie Canal Park near the lake, June 15 2019. Quite large, over 2 cm long, heavily armoured. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Number 6397. You must be near a stream or pond, as this is a dragonfly nymph that has completed its growth and has left the water in order to find a safe place to transform into the winged adult stage. 

Snipe Fly

6268 . Seemed to like being around the vegetable garden in 20+ degree weather. July. From Langley, BC

Number 6268 is a snipe fly (Diptera: Rhagionidae); it looks like Rhagio tringarius , known as the marsh snipe fly, Click here for an image. Their larvae are predators on insects and earthworms they find in or on the soil.