An extended description of the larva of Megaloprepus caerulatus from Costa Rica (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 23-31, 2003
Published: 1 January 2003 (Received: 19 June 2002, Accepted: 19 November 2002)
The larva of Megaloprepus caerulatus is described and illustrated from specimens collected near the northern border of Barbilla National Park on the Costa Rican Caribbean slope. Habits and characters of larvae of three different size classes obtained from artificial tree holes permit the identification of small (body length 4 mm, excluding the caudal lamellae) larvae up to the final stadium. New diagnostic characters include the shape of the prementum and head.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Zygoptera, Pseudostigmatidae, Megaloprepus caerulatus, larval morphology, size classes, descriptive characters, Costa Rica
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