Damselfly Nymphs

what do Damselfly Nymphs look like? The pictures below will answer the question.
Damselfly nymphs are aquatic, who live underwater and molt several times before turning into adults damselfly. They only come to the surface when they are ready to emerge as adults. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on small aquatic organisms. They breath through tail like gills at the end of their bodies. The nymph stage last from a few months to a few years.

Damselfly Nymphs
Damselfly Nymphs Picture
Damselfly Nymphs Picture
Damselfly Nymphs Picture
Damselfly Nymphs Picture

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Hi Birdy, i didn't know their youngs look like these. I haven't seen them or maybe thought they are other organisms than damselflies' immature stages. Do the dragonflies' nymphs look the same?

birdy said...

Thanks Andrea for the feedback. Yes, dragonflies nymphs look almost similar, but are short and fat. They don't have extended feathery gills like damselflies, but have short spines. You can see a dragonfly nymph picture at this post of my blog:
Dragonfly metamorphosis