Dragonfly Naiad

Water bug of the Waccamaw River
Location:  South Carolina, America
August 19, 2010 9:17 am
Hello, My girlfriend and I found this bug in the water while kayaking the Waccamaw River, SC USA. It was in May of this year. The bug didn’t move very much even after we took it out of the water, after we took his picture we set him back in the water:)

Dragonfly Naiad

Hi Sean,
This is an immature Dragonfly.  Like many aquatic nymphs, the immature Dragonfly is also called a Naiad.

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  1. Good morning,

    A Dragonfly larvae of that shape with those extraordinary spidery long legs is a Macromidae. Two genuses in the USA, Macromia and Dydimops, but I can’t tell one from the other from larvae.



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