On our first 2009 trip to Blue Mountain (06 23 09), I found tiny nymph in image 1 and 2, munching on Davidson’s Penstemon, Penstemon davidsonii. here's the whole flower
This nymph measured about 6 mm. Adult females are about 25 mm long.
Since then, we’ve seen nymphs in all of the locations where we photograph adults. I’ve never seen a nymph eating since, but have seen Davidson’s Penstemon flowers with telltale holes. Nymphs seem to appear as soon as the snow melts off. I photographed the nymph in 5 about 3 feet from the melting snow edge. another image of that nymph
Image 6 shows a Nisquallia olympica nymph on a Piper’s Bellflower, Campanula piperi, bloom. Both species are endemics in the Olympic Peninsula. zoomed image
Like all insects, Nisquallia molts as it matures. On one trip, I found an exuvia of a male nymph.
In searching through old Ektachrome slides, I found this photo I took of Nisquallia in 1985. This looks like a nymph.