A slender, predatory, aquatic insect found in a variety of freshwater habitats here in New Zealand. 

Shallow weed beds along the lake edges, backwaters, ponds and slow-moving weedy sections of rivers all provide the perfect environment for these insects to thrive in. 

Damsel fly nymphs are expert ambush predators and will lie in wait on the substrate or submerged aquatic plants, once prey is near it enough its extendable jaws will snatch out grabbing the unsuspecting insect drawing it into its mouth to be devoured quickly. 


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