Description of the final stadium larvae of African Gomphidia (Odonata: Gomphidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 233-241, 2005
Published: 1 October 2005 (Received: 14 March 2005, Accepted: 6 July 2005)
Descriptions and illustrations of the final stadium larvae of Gomphidia bredoi, G. gamblesi and G. quarrei are presented, based on exuviae collected in Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya and Namibia. The three species can be separated by the presence/absence and shape of an abdominal dorsal spine on segment 9, by the numbers of abdominal lateral spines and by several characteristic processes on the head.
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