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    Hi all,

    Found this little guy in my pool. Too darned pretty to feed to a VFT. Anyone know what it is? I've never seen one before.
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    It just looks like a fancy fly to me [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    it does look like a fly
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    um I just read what you said about finding it in the pool and thought Gee that is probably loaded with chlorine. Of course you know that right and don't feed your plants bugs from the pool? I'm thinkin you do or at least I hope so. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Hmmm... looks like the deadly green beelzebug.
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    Since i'm no entemologist and don't have a clue about what insect life there is outside the UK i'm probably not even gonna come close, but i did see a pic of an insect in a book that looked just like that and it was some species of hornet.

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    It actually looked more like a bee with the green/blue of a fly, but it's much, much more iridescent than a fly. Really looked exactly like the picture. Where are all the bug people listed in the job post?

    Anyway, I rinse them off with some fresh water, and the clorine is automated to just below normal level. My flytraps are doing just great with stuff from the pool, and if the insect's wings dry off in time, I let them go. Real sportsman-like fly hunting in the pool. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    It is some kind of bee, wasp or hornet. I've seen them in pools before and been stung by them. Not a very painful sting, kind of like a mosquito bite.
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