Aquatic Insects

COVID-19 Update – June 11, 2021

As of Friday, June 11, Greater Sudbury will enter step one of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province. 

Seven municipal beaches are set to open with lifeguard supervision beginning Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


The following is a list of aquatic insects in Ramsey Lake:

  • Amphipods
  • Alderflies
  • Beetles (predaceous diving, whirlig)
  • Burrowers (common)
  • Caddisflies (micro, trumpetnet, tubemaking, scalemouth)
  • Case Makers (giant, hood, longhorned, northern)
  • Clubtails
  • Craneflies
  • Crawling Water Beetles
  • Damselflies (narrowwinged, spreadwinged)
  • Darners
  • Fingernail or pea clams (freshwater)
  • Flathead Mayflies
  • Freeliving
  • Houseflies
  • Midges
  • Midges (biting)
  • Skimmers (common, greeneyed)
  • Snails (left opening, physid, planorbid, sunken, valve)
  • Squaregills (small)
  • Threadtail
  • Water boatman

For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects), please visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.