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    what kind of worm is this in my pond.

    Hi, I am in California. Does anyone know what kind of worm they are in the pic?
    They are shaped like little letter “r” with one end attaching to the surface where there is current and the branching end dances in the current to feed - I guess.

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    That is a new one for me. It sort of looks like the larva of some of the aquatic "flies".. caddisflies and such, but not anything I recognize. I expect you will have some insect flying around in a couple of weeks and maybe then can figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    That is a new one for me. It sort of looks like the larva of some of the aquatic "flies".. caddisflies and such, but not anything I recognize. I expect you will have some insect flying around in a couple of weeks and maybe then can figure it out.
    They r not seasonal as far as I can see. They have been in my pond since very early days. I have never seen them turn into winged insects.
    I take an interest in them because they seem to propagate fast and die in batches and they bodies clump together into chunks like string algae would do. That causes rate flow problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sclaker View Post
    They r not seasonal as far as I can see. They have been in my pond since very early days. I have never seen them turn into winged insects.
    I take an interest in them because they seem to propagate fast and die in batches and they bodies clump together into chunks like string algae would do. That causes rate flow problems.
    solved, they r black fly larva. MikeM was correct!

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    LOL... half right, maybe. I'd not have guessed black fly.

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