Life Cycle: incomplete
Three Life Stages: egg, nymph, and adult
Life Span: anywhere from 2-4 years
Eyes: very large, compound on small head, as wide or wider than thorax
Wings: 2 pair pads
Thorax: short and larger
Gills: 3 large distinctive paddlelike tails that are actually gills
Abdomen: long and slender, no gills, plumes or other projections on thorax or abdomen
Mouth: appendages tucked under the head
Legs: 6 long
Body Colors: olives and browns, lighter body
Mobility: side to side wiggling motion like a tadpole
Size: 1-1 ½”
Antennae: none visible
Eyes: large, on top of head, eyes are spaced the size of an eye
Wings: 2 pairs, equal in size. Each has a distinctive narrow yolk or stalk at base of thorax. When at rest they are folded over and appear to be one
Abdomen: long and slender, segmented
Legs: short and crowded, weak
Body Colors: olives, greens, blues and black
Mobility: very graceful, extremely fast fliers
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