Native SpeciesDragonfly nymph

Anisoptera (infraorder)
FOUND by flyfishing622
2017-10-18
Bridgton
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Gilon B
Peer reviewed by Gilon B
Field Notes
I am happy because it helped me to know what kind of macroinvertebrates live in the brook. That way I can tie a fly that looks similar to the macroinvertberates that live in the brook. The smaller species were harder to identify.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
It has six legs near its head. We know that dragonfly nymphs have six legs near their heads.
Photo of my evidence.
It has wing buds on its thorax as dragonfly nymphs are known to have.
Photo of my evidence.
It has an armored appearance as dragonfly nymphs are known to have.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Anisoptera (infraorder)
Common name:
Dragonfly nymph
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
2 - 5 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.052683 °
Longitude: 
W -70.685986 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Stevens Brook 4
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-10-18 13:45
Town or city: 
Bridgton
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
6 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Dirt road
Walking trail
Water temperature: 
14.9°C
pH: 
6.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
9.9mg/L

Comments

The 6 other species that you found- how was their pollution tolerance? Just curious...

Hello Wetlands
The other species we found were either pollution sensitive or somewhat tolerant invertebrates.

Nice job, flyfishing! You should upload a picture of your flies as a project! Would love to see them. Excellent sampling method photo! Keep up the good work!

That is a great idea! I will be sure to share them when they are finished. Thanks for the encouragement.

Great work, flysfishing! What a great idea to model your bait after the macroinvertebrates that live in your stream! Let us know how it works.

~The Vital Signs Team