Dragon Hunter Naiad

Prehistoric leaf bug?
Location: central Wisconsin
September 21, 2011 10:09 pm
This year for school, we are doing an insect project, where you have to find 25 bugs and give its common name, genus, and species. We found this bug in a lake in Wisconsin. I can’t seem to find the name of it. Please help! It’s due Monday!
Signature: From Anna

Dragon Hunter

Hi Anna,
Normally we refrain from answering homework assignment requests that require the student do research.  We will not provide you with all the information you requested, but we will tell you the order is Odonata and that this is the aquatic nymph of a species of Dragonfly.  Armed with that information, you should be able to research the species since this naiad is so distinctive looking.
In the event our readership is curious, this is the naiad of a Dragon Hunter,
Hagenius brevistylus, and additional information is available on BugGuide.

Thank you so much! My partner and I really appreciate it. We spend hours trying to find it. I don’t think anyone else will have this bug! 🙂

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