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Calopteryx Damselfly Nymph Pictures

This damselfly was collected from unknown on January 31st, 2004 and added to on January 25th, 2006.

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Damselfly Nymph on the Prowl
Damselfly nymphs are among the most effective invertebrate predators in freshwater. You have to see one in motion to get a feel for their slow, deliberate style of stalking.
Date ShotJan 31, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006


My lighting here is horrendous, but the nymph posed well.  Calopteryx Damselfly Nymph from unknown in Wisconsin
My lighting here is horrendous, but the nymph posed well.

Recent Discussions of this Nymph

Slim and Sparse
Posted by Waxsmith on Mar 18, 2012
I have diddled and fiddled to produce decent damsel nymphs for some time now and it is tough to come with up something good either impressionistic or realistic. The one thought, when I watch them move in their environment,is always that they are very sparse predators. So whatever I tie, and it always seems to be an improvement over previous productions, is something slim. Good thing fish often are not too fussy.
Greetings, A.K.
ReplyAnother one... 1 Reply »
Posted by DMM on Jan 19, 2007
Last reply on Jan 20, 2007 by Martinlf
These are beautiful as adults. Wherever you get these, you should go back when they are emerging. Alternatively, keep them in your aquarium until they emerge. They're easy enough to keep...except when you have Aeshna with them...

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