Location: Diggins, Missouri, under water in a pond.
November 18, 2010 1:39 pm
I was fishing a little while back and caught a rock with a little bug that was living in/on it under the water. It stayed on the rock and didn’t really seem to notice I was holding it, I just ended up taking a picture and putting him back, it looks like a bedbug, I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what it was, it’s ”bugging” me. If you could solve this mystery for me it’d be very appreciated.
Signature: Brad McBandycars
Hi Brad McBandycars,
You hooked a Naiad, a talent that Ulysses would admire. A Naiad is the aquatic nymph of a flying insect that is usually associated with water. Your Naiad is a young Dragonfly. If the Naiads of Dragonflies are similar to other larvae, they probably undergo 5 molts before becoming adults. The molts are stages known as instars and the adult is called the Imago. We cannot identify the species of Dragonfly you have hooked.