Brazos Bend State Park
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Pond Life of Brazos Bend State Park


Insects represent the most diverse life form on this planet. There are more different species of insects than all other forms of animal life and all plant life combined. While most insects are terrestrial, there are many insects that live in water for all or part of their lives.

Insects and Insect Larvae

Major Groups of Insects found in ponds

Hemiptera true bugs

Coleoptera - beetles

Diptera – flies and mosquitoes

Ephemerata - Mayflies

Odenata – Dragonflies and Damselflies

Megaloptera – Fishflies and Dobsonflies


Insects and Insect Larvae

Pond Life


Updated: Sep 02, 2011