Dragonfly nymphs (Order Odonata)

Key features:
- large eyes (like adult dragonfly)
- 6 legs
- often flat on underside
- no tails
- size range:  1/2" - 1 1/2"

Dragonfly nymphs have the large eyes typical of the adult form and are often quite flat on their undersides. The abdomen may be stout and somewhat diamond-shaped. These nymphs do not have tails like those seen on the damselfly, mayfly, or stonefly nymphs. The body length may be up to 1", and the legs may be quite long. Some may look "spider-like." Like damselfly nymphs, they are most easily found near aquatic vegetation or in the calmer areas of the stream.

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