Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of detritus

    Caddisfly Larvae

    Various species in the order Trichoptera
    Photo of a giant water bug

    Giant Water Bugs

    Species in the genera Abedus, Belostoma, and Lethocerus
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    Venomous

    Photograph of several mosquito larvae resting at water surface

    Mosquito Larvae

    There are about 50 species of mosquitoes in our state.
    Photo of a predaceous diving beetle

    Predaceous Diving Beetles (Water Tigers)

    Species in the beetle family Dytiscidae
    Photo of stonefly naiad on a rock underwater

    Stonefly Larvae

    There are hundreds of species in North America
    Photo of a water boatman

    Water Boatmen

    About 125 species in North America in the family Corixidae
    Photo of a collared water scavenger beetle showing back.

    Water Scavenger Beetles

    Beetles in the family Hydrophilidae
    Photo of a water scorpion, genus Ranatra, captured in a jar of pond water.

    Water Scorpions

    Ranatra spp. and Nepa apiculata
    Water springtails congregate in water above soggy dead leaves

    Water Springtail

    Podura aquatica
    Photo of a single water strider

    Water Striders

    Aquarius remigis; also species in the genus Gerris
    Photo of a whirligig beetle viewed from above

    Whirligig Beetles

    Species in the beetle family Gyrinidae