Ochterus spp. nymphs

Ochterid nymphs are very cryptic, often carrying bank soil/sand on their back. They achieve this feat by scooping a mass with their head while pushing and packing backwards with their forelegs.
Late March 2010
Buckland
On the edge of a rural dam.
Ochteridae Ochterus  Ochteridae Ochterus
Late March 2010
Buckland
On the edge of a rural dam.
   
1.  Late January 2017
New Town Rivulet, Lenah Valley
On the edge of the RivuletLikely to be the nymph of adult #1
   Early October 2021
Sisters Beach
On the edge of a deep puddle, but then escaping into the water.
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