Description of the last stadium larva of Somatochlora borisi, with comparison to that of Somatochlora metallica meridionalis (Odonata: Corduliidae)


The last instar larva of Somatochlora borisi is described and illustrated from a set of exuviae. It is compared to that of S. metallica meridionalis, which is morphologically close and syntopic. A key is provided which allows the determination of the exuviae of all West Palaearctic Cordulia and Somatochlora spp.

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