I will spend most of my life as a larva in the water.
I am found throughout North America and in most
parts of the world.
What I eat:
As a larva, I eat algae.
As an adult, I cannot eat because
I do not have a functional
What I look like:
usually green, ½ to 1 inch
in length and have two
or three long tails that
extend from the end of
my body. I have two
sets of wings that are held
up over my body when I am
How I am born:
I go through
three stages of development: egg,
naiad and adult. My egg is laid in the
water. I will hatch into a naiad and spend
up to three years living in the water. As an adult,
I will only live from two minutes to two days, only
long enough to reproduce.