• We found our
organism in the leaf
litter at the bottom of
Bull Brook on
Mrs. O’Connell and Mrs. Manzi
Description of Dragonfly Nymph
• 15 mm long
• Dark brown with algae
• 6 legs
• Crawled on bottom
• Hairy legs and
• Eyes like an adult
• Dragonfly nymphs are the larva stage of the
• Some types can remain as a larva for over a year!
• Dragonfly larva are predators and eat many
aquatic insects in the brook and pond.
• Dragonfly nymphs take in water through its
abdomen and then over its gills. This adaptation
allows it to stay under longer because it doesn’t
have to come up for air.