Dragonhunter Naiad

Subject: What’s this bug?!
Location: Minden Ontario
May 16, 2014 10:08 am
Found this gem in the water. Tried to google around. Could use your help to identify this bug please! 🙂
Signature: Thanks from cottage country

Dragonhunter Naiad
Dragonhunter Naiad

This is the naiad or aquatic nymph of a Dragonfly known as a Dragonhunter, .  The Dragonhunter naiad resembles a dead leaf on the bottom of a pond, affording some degree of camouflage protection.

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