Insect and Bug ID forum: Anyone know what this insect is?

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mistyyy
Aug 29, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Hi guys i found this bug swimming in the pool this afternoon. Can anyone help me identify it, and is it harmful? I have kids and we're in summer right now. Thank you
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 29, 2015 10:27 PM CST
called water scorpion. I think they are harmless but unsure, read some conflicting things

https://www.google.com/search?q=water+insect&biw=1680&bih=93...


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