Three Nymphs
Dog Canyon, Otero County, New Mexico
These three nymphs were in the spring at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, on 8 July 2008.  The damselfly nymph on the left is Archilestes grandis (Great Spreadwing).  The larvae on the right might be Pseudoleon superbus (Filigree Skimmer).  The nymph in the middle is a complete mystery.  It reminds me of a Somatochlora in the body, but we do not have any known Somatochlora species.  The angular head seems unusual, particularly because it appears wider behind the forward facing eyes.  Any ideas about an identification of the middle nymph would be greatly appreciated. 

images copyright Bob Barber