Millcreek on Nov 14, 2014November 14th, 2014, 10:39 am EST
I identified this damselfly naiad to genus using Merritt, Cummins and Berg (2008). As far as I can tell only one species, H. americana is known to occur in California out of the four, possibly five species that are recorded for the United States. The naiads are most commonly found in areas of calm water on floating vegetation.
A common naiad to find in the Russian River. I've included several pictures since they vary quite a bit in coloration.
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Martinlf on Nov 15, 2014November 15th, 2014, 12:53 pm EST
Gorgeous photos. Your contributions here are making me realize how many different food forms that trout may have available to them, as well as alerting me to many unfamiliar critters. It helps keep my fishing imagination alive over the winter. Thanks.
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