water creatures
I found these two water creatures in a creek. It looks like they may besome stage of a dragonfly or damsel fly. I don’t know? What do youthink they are. The small one is about 1/2 inch long and the larger oneis about an inch



Hi Ryan,
The larger creature is most definitely a Damselfly Naiad, but the smaller creature is questionable. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to supply an answer.

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2 Responses to Damselfly Naiad and ???

  1. Susan J. Hewitt says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I think the smaller one is also a damselfly naiad, but with one gill missing. Maybe a predator bit off the third gill? I seem to remember years ago having seen other ones that were missing a part like this.

    best to you,


  2. Spencer Hamilton says:

    This is definitely a damselfly naiad on the top and a dragonfly naiad on the bottom. While similar they have distinct gills and size differences.

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