Description of the larva of Somatochlora hineana with a key to the larvae of the North American species of Somatochlora (Odonata: Corduliidae)


A detailed description of the final stadium of Somatochlora hineana, with brief notes on the penultimate stadium, is presented. An illustration of the entire larva and separate line drawings of the labium and dorsal and lateral views of the abdomen are also included. The habitat of the larva is discussed briefly. Combinations of diagnostic characters are used for distinguishing the S. hineana larva from its allied congeners. A key to the known Somatochlora larvae of North American species is given.

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