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Couple of Things

Posted: November 6th, 2015, 1:27 pm
by Noah M
Six-spotted fishing spider?
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Dragonfly larva from sandy upland habitat in central Florida. Can anybody get it to a family or genus? It was pretty long, around 2".
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Re: Couple of Things

Posted: November 6th, 2015, 1:43 pm
by cbernz
I'm not an expert on naiads, but that looks like an Aeshnid to me - Anax seems like a good bet. What kind of body of water was it in?

Re: Couple of Things

Posted: November 8th, 2015, 9:56 am
by Noah M
Somebody present at the time called it an Anax, but I couldn't remember what they had said until you mentioned it.

It was a sand bottom pond, pretty small pond. I can't remember if this one was fishless or not. Some around there are, and others are not.

Re: Couple of Things

Posted: November 8th, 2015, 6:24 pm
by cbernz
It's an excellent photo - I'm sure if you posted it on a dragonfly forum or facebook group someone would be able to ID it at least to genus.

Re: Couple of Things

Posted: November 22nd, 2015, 9:15 am
by Noah M
cbernz wrote:It's an excellent photo
I'm not dying to know the genus that badly, but that compliment made my day.