Subject: Bug found near Boston, MA
Location: Boston, MA
September 6, 2015 7:10 am
Hello,
We found this bug yesterday at a pond near boston. Haven’t seen anything like it around here before. About an inch in length. Dark brown in color. Head like a preying mantis, some spikes on its back.
Have done some web searches, but can’t find it.
Thank you!
Signature: Matt

Dragonfly Naiad

Dragonfly Naiad

Dear Matt,
This is a Dragonfly naiad.  The larvae of Dragonflies are aquatic, and naiad is a collective term for the larva of winged insects that pass their larval stages aquatically.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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