Native SpeciesDamselfly larva

Odonata (order)
FOUND by Tcabooshsquad
2018-09-12
Guilford
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Kendall
Peer reviewed by Saia
Field Notes
We found many different species which makes us happy. We found a green bug and it smells like fish festis. We were surprised that we found so many bugs. But it was hard to kick because the ground was so hard. But we enjoyed the trip and it was exited to learn
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Has the same sized eyes that are quite big
Photo of my evidence.
Has the same sized body (1inch)
Photo of my evidence.
It has six legs and it had the pointed body at the end
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Odonata (order)
Common name:
Damselfly larva
Sampling method: 
Trap
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 45.168287 °
Longitude: 
W -69.378560 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Piscataquis River 2018
Trip date: 
Wed, 2018-09-12 09:30
Town or city: 
Guilford
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Piscataquis
MIDAS Code: 

Comments

Thank you for observing our imput. We have found that we agree with your questioning we feel it is a dragonfly larva considering the size. We appreciate your interest and hope you have an amazing day.
Thank you,
Tcaboosh Squad

Hello there, Tcabooshsquad!

Thanks so much for posting this observation -- you have some great photos! Nice work.

I agree with you that you've found a specimen in 'Odonata', but I wonder if it's a dragonfly, rather than a damselfly. The dragonfly nymph has a short, squat body (like what you have here), while the damselfly nymph has a long, slender body with fan-like tails. So I'm thinking you might've found a dragonfly!

Take a peek here for a drawing comparison a dragonfly and a damselfly: http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/Web/macrobiotica/pla...

Let me know what you think!

Great observation, and a nice find! Specimens from 'Odonata' are quite cool. :-)

Best,
Kansas